Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Bless This Mouse by Lois Lowry

Oh, no, Father Murphy is going to call for the Great X and rid the church of mice.  What's Mouse Mistress Hildegarde to do?

This book is being published by Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt and will be published as a hardback in March, 2011.  I downloaded the ebook from Net Galley for review.

It is considered a young middle grade novel, but I sure enjoyed the story.  Ms.  Lowry does a wonderful job of creating a mouse family that you care about it.  They try to stay out of everyone's way and only eat fallen crumbs (OK, maybe Hildegarde does swipe a green gumdrop or two, but Father is supposed to be cutting back on candy anyway), try to not to show themselves to humans, and try not to have too many litters and overwhelm their space.

Despite all this good effort, they're still found out when young mice misbehave.  Can Hildegarde save them from the Great X???

This is a sweet tale that takes the reader through several mouse adventures.  Hildegarde is smart, brave, and willing to take a chance when she needs to.  It even has a surprise ending.  I'd read the next book if this becomes a series.  Eric Rohmann is the illustrator and his mice entice you to pick them up and cuddle them.

You will be able to purchase this book next March.  Make a note of TBR list and share this endearing tale with your family.  It's a good read.  Happy reading.

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