‘A Rolington Rats Tale’ is a children's adventure story with appeal for readers of all ages. It relates the struggle for survival of a group of escaped laboratory rats, the Whitecoats, living in the heart of the Rolington Municipal Dump. The plot details the rats’ endeavours to find food and fight off the unwanted attentions of rival animals in the dump, using courage, teamwork, and inventions built from recycled human rubbish. The story is thus full of action, peril and adventure, with themes centred on recycling, leadership, and the value of brain over brawn.
The story was written and used to engage reluctant young teenagers with reading in upper primary and lower secondary English classes.
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|Age Range:||5 - 11 Years|
About the Author
Peter Miles lives in Rainbow Beach, Queensland, Australia. He is a father of 3, an English and Physical Education teacher, a Special Educator, a classroom Behaviour Management specialist, a surfer, a runner and a paraglider. His priorities in life are Family, Fitness and Career, in that order. After 32 years of teaching, he is also a RAT - Retirement Aspirant Teacher. Peter published the classroom behaviour management textbook "Don't Just Stand There, Yell Something?" in 2003 through McGraw-Hill Publishing and wrote a follow-up ebook "If You Can't Beat Them, Teach Them" in 2006. He also compiled the educational package "The Better Behaviour, Better Learning Professional Development Suite" for Education Queensland and a protective behaviours anti-bullying program called "Take Control" for his education district.