From the Author
Alice Mongoose and Alistair Rat are back! A new generation of children in Hawaii and beyond will be able to enjoy the gentle humor, practical life lessons, and charming illustrations of Mary Pfaff, known in her day as "The Beatrix Potter of Hawaii."
Ten percent of the profits from this special edition will be donated to THREE RING RANCH, Hawaii's only fully-accredited, USDA-licensed, exotic animal sanctuary.
From the Inside Flap
With her hatbox and steamer trunk all packed and her employment letter in hand, Alice Mongoose was looking forward to her first grownup job on a Hamakua sugar plantation. Imagine her dismay when, on the voyage over from her home in India, she learned what her job really entailed--to kill rats in order to protect the sugar cane fields! When her ship disembarks, Alice collects her effects and explores Hawaii's Hamakua Coast on her own. Soon she meets a dapper little fellow, whose name is Alistair, and who happens to be a rat. Alistair becomes Alice's greatest friend in her new Hawaiian home.The Alice Mongoose and Alistair Rat stories are classic tales of adventure, resilience, and friendship, beloved to this day by children of all ages.