Thacher Hurd


Mystery on the Docks

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Two mean-looking rats slink into Ralph’s diner — and they’re pretty tough customers. Before the night is over, the villainous rats have kidnapped Ralph and the world-famous opera star, Eduardo Bombasto. The rats will stop at nothing. But Ralph has a few tricks up his sleeve!

Reviews in Brief

“This delightful adventure by author/illustrator Thatcher Hurd (HarperCollins, 1983)… is a great read along for individuals or small groups.”School Library Journal

“Beginning readers are in for a real treat. The action is fast and furious. Lots of fun.”Publishers Weekly

Awards and Other Notes

A Reading Rainbow Featured Selection

25th Anniversary Edition published in 2008