Walter, the Story of a Rat

Posted on May 11, 2012

Barbara Wersba | Illustrated by Donna Diamond

A rat corresponds with a children’s book writer.

This is the story of a writer and a reader. The writer is a person. The reader is a rat. They share an old house on Long Island, but have nver met. Walter, the rat, would love to know Miss Pomeroy, the writer. Miss Pomeroy is an irritable recluse and has no desire to know anyone. How these two lonely creatures discover one another is the essence of this story.