Keith is a character in The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents. He is based on the Pied Piper of Hamlin. He is an orphaned musician who Maurice finds playing his flute for change and determines that he will be the ideal addition to his troupe of rats so that they can scam the residents of towns they visit out of money to rid the town of rats. He meets Malicia, the daughter of the Mayor of Bad Blintz and they work together with Maurice and the rats to rid the town of its evil Rat catchers and restore the town's food and fortunes. Although she claims that Keith is not a love interest, by the end of the novel they appear to be together.