Sep 01, 2001 · ‘The Highway Rat’ is a child-friendly adaptation of the famous poem ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes. The central character is the evil Highway Rat who gallops along the highway stealing food from innocent animals. The story is ripe with drama and excitement and these features are enhanced by detailed illustrations.
The Highwayman – Poem by Alfred Noyes. Blood-red were his spurs i’ the golden noon; wine-red was his velvet coat, When they shot him down on the highway, Down like a dog on the highway, And he lay in his blood on the highway, with the bunch of lace at his throat. X And still of a winter’s night, they say, when the wind is in the trees,
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Apr 05, 2013 · Poetry Friday: The Highway Rat. The Highway Rat is the story of a dastardly character, a rat so mean and wicked that he steals the food of every creature he meets on the highway. Donaldson is the Children’s Laureate of the UK and she tells the story in rollicking rhyme that is inspired by the classic poem The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes .
The Highway Rat: A delightful picture book introduction to the Highwayman. The book is a poem, written with the same rhythm of The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. In this story it is a highway rat, rather than a man, and he robs other animals of their food before being defeated by a cunning duck.
Read the original Highwayman poem by Alfred Noyes. Create a Wanted poster to help catch the Highway Rat (see Resources below). Look at the use of rhyming words in the story. Can you think of other words which rhyme with the ones used? The Highway Rat is described as a ‘baddie’ and a ‘beast’.
Description. The Highway Rat is an enjoyable and engaging picture book by the creators of ‘The Gruffalo’. The tale is told of a mean Rat that rides along the highway stealing food from the travelling animals as they approach. The other animals become fearful of the Highway Rat as they became hungrier and hungrier with no food of their own.
Author: Julia Donaldson
The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door. He’d a French cocked-hat on his forehead, a bunch of lace at his chin, A coat of the claret velvet, and breeches of brown doe-skin.
The Highway Rat Life is not safe for the other animals, as the villainous Highway Rat gallops along the highway, stealing their food. Clover from a rabbit; nuts from a squirrel – …
Thank you SOOOOO much for this. I love this poem and I’ve got some of the best work out of my (reluctant writer) students.