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Bless This Mouse
Bless This Mouse
Author: Lois Lowry, Eric Rohmann (illustrator)
A resilient and quirky colony of church mice fears another Great X more than they fear cats. Under Mouse Mistress Hildegarde’s leadership, they save themselves from one danger after another -- sometimes just by the skin of their tails! — Can one ultimate act of bravery during the feast day of St. Francis get Father Murphy to bless thes...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780547390093
ISBN-10: 0547390092
Publication Date: 3/21/2011
Pages: 151
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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The writer shows such creativity with this quick and light read, took only a matter of an hour or so. Originally I downloaded this from our library to my kindle to see if it would be something I would read to my 9 month old daughter based on the cover of the book. The library didn't have any info on the title, just a picture of the cover. So I was assuming this was a picture style book for little kids. This turned out to be a short novel for a child around 8-10 years of age.

This is about mice that live in a church. They are "humanized" so to speak with their own culture, "president" but called Head Mousetress, and their own problems. The head moustress has to ensure the saftey of her fellow mice, keeping track of the events that take place at the church so that she knows when it is safe for them to hunt for food etc.

One of the mice has another liter of baby mice and is warned that she should not have anymore as they are trying to stay hidden, and do not need the Father of the church to become aware there is an infestation of mice for fear of another "X". The time of the "X" as they call it, is when the Father of the church realizes there is an infestation and he calls an eXterminator. They lost almost half of their population.

They get wind of another "X" that is to come and try everything to avoid the minister calling the "great X" with no luck. Head Moustress has to safely guide everyone outside to sleep for 2 days to avoid another castastrophy. The mice have other worries to contend with and the head moustress and her close friend have to figure out a way to be able to go back inside after the exterminator leaves with all of the traps they are sure will be hidden in the church.

Very cute little story of courage and faith. Your child will be sure to love it.


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