Summary: When Rudi accidentally takes a witch’s coin, he unleashes her curse. When he tries to return the coin he loses it on the witch’s magic mountain. A plague of rats has descended on his village. Then a stranger arrives and promises to rid the village of rats–for the price of the missing coin. Desperate to get rid of the rats, the villagers agree–but when they cannot pay, the stranger exacts a price too terrible for anyone to bear. Now Rudi is going to need all his courage–and some help from his savvy grandmother and a bold young girl–to set things right in this fast and funny adventure.
Margaret K. McElderry Books