One morning the townspeople of Dull-on-Sea wake to find that their town is overrun with rats. Big rats, small rats, fierce rats, hungry rats – it is an infestation! Just when everyone is at their wit’s end, a nautical stranger who plays the pipe turns up and offers to get rid of the rodent problem – for a fee. Once that rats have gone, the greedy mayor refuses to pay – so the Pirate Piper plays an enchanted tune and leads the children away. It’s up to Matilda, Jim and Nugget to save their friends.The fourth title in Jonny Duddle’s bestselling Jolley-Rogers fiction series.