Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication date: March 2011
Source: e-copy from NetGalley
Hildegarde is the Mouse Mistress for her clan of church mice. She must try to hold everything together through the good times and the bad. What they fear most, in their church home, is another Great X - a frightening event from their past that wiped out many of the colony. Between saving them from a Great X and the cats that visit during the feast of St. Francis, Hildegarde's hands are full. Will she be able to save all her mice despite all the many dangers?
Things I Liked:
This was a sweet and fun quirky story. I loved the feel of the writing - the voice of Hildegarde making commentary about her colony throughout. She was a stern and yet understanding Mouse Mistress. The story is adventurous with action and danger throughout. The ending is just about as perfect as it could be. I also really enjoyed the illustrations, even though I was reading the advanced version and they weren't final. I flipped through a final version and they were even better!
Things I Didn't Like:
I sure wish this book had been around when I was a kid, cause I would have loved it a lot more then. It's definitely for a younger crowd, being both short and fairly simple. Give this to your Charlotte's Web or other classic children's book fans.
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BOOK CONTENT RATINGS:
Overall rating: ****
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