|be responsible for this...|
|and this... or it just because IT'S REALLY OLD?|
Paddy and the Ratcatcher
Naughty town council doesn't pay the ratcatcher's bill. In revenge, he magics away all the parents with his saxophone playing and infests the town with a plague of rats, leaving the kids in charge until the town council coughs up.
Laurie's verdict: I loved this story but the book's so old it makes you feel dirty when you read it.