The Orphan and the Mouse

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Mary Mouse is very good at being a thief. Her husband died. The head of the mouse colony actually killed her husband, because the mice were saying that maybe he would be the chief. But when he heard that the exterminator was coming and the Mary Mouse would be the chief director, he decided that all the mouse colony would go except Mary Mouse. She worked for herself until she discovers that someone else came into the mice holes. It was a mouse named Andrew, and he learned how to read, so Mary admired him. Caro is a little girl who saved Mary Mouse. Then Caro and Mary got to be friends.

I like this book because it’s about friendship and strategy – Mary and Caro have to plan out everything. It’s also about hope. I liked how Mary and Caro developed a friendship even though they never got to understand each other. There were not very many pictures, but the ones that were there I liked because they helped the story. Andrew was my favorite character because I like his personality – he laughed at everything Mary said. I think this would be a good book to read aloud as a family.

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Author Martha Freeman, David McPhail, Illustrator
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 224 pages
Publisher Holiday House
Publish Date 01-Aug-2014
ISBN 9780823431670
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Issue January 2015
Category Tweens


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