The Palace Rat

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Perfect for fans of Kevin Henkes’ Mouse Adventures and Leo Lionni’s Frederick, or young readers taking their first steps towards independence!

Henri is a palace rat living as the pampered pet of King Louis the XVI! He’s waited on paw and foot . . . but not everybody is happy about it. When a dastardly plan by the royal staff casts Henri out to the streets, he must find his own way safely home. Country mice take Henri in and kindly show him their ways of living. To survive, Henri will eat field strawberries, fashion new clothes out of rags to match the latest Parisian styles, and sleep on grass nests, dreaming of his return to the palace.

In no time, Henri will become a popular figure, spinning rich and colorful tales of palace life for growing audiences. Yet every great tale must have a happy ending . . . and when the time comes for Henri to determine how his own story will conclude, will he choose to stay with his new friends on the street or return to his regal life of comfort?

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  • Format: Jacketed Hardcover
  • Pages: 40
  • Size: 8.2 X 10.6
  • Price: $17.99
  • Age Range: 4-8 years, PreK-3
  • Publication Date: September 05, 2023
  • ISBN: 9781953458643

Author Bio

  • Lynne Marie   is the author of Hedgehog Goes to Kindergarten – art by Anne Kennedy (Scholastic 2011), Hedgehog’s 100th Day of School – art by Lorna Hussey (Scholastic 2017), The Star of the Christmas Play — art by Lorna Hussey (Beaming Books 2018), Moldilocks and the 3 Scares — art by David Rodriguez Lorenzo (Sterling / Scholastic 2019) and Let’s Eat! Mealtime Around the World — art by Parwinder Singh (Beaming Books 2019), The Three Little Pigs and the Rocket Project — art by Wendy Fedan (Mac and Cheese Press 2022), American Pie (Mac and Cheese Press 2023), The Palace Rat (Yeehoo Press 2023) and more forthcoming. She’s also the Owner and Director of and, a Children’s Book Insider Editor, a co-host over at, a Cybils Judge, and a Travel Agent. She lives in the heart of Florida with her family, a Schipperke named Anakin and a Chihuahua named Marlowe. Visit her at Lynne Marie is represented by Marisa Cleveland of
  • Illustrated by Eva Santana