20. December 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Children's Books, Fiction, Leslie

Mousenet by Prudence Breitrose, 389 pages, read by Leslie, on 10/21/2012


Sent to live with her chef father and his wife in Oregon after having stayed with her inventor uncle and scientist mother in Cleveland, ten-year-old misfit Megan is lonely until she starts working with some computer-savvy mice to try to save Mouse Nation–and the planet.

I’m sure my students will enjoy the fantasy of mice helping humans correct all the world’s woes, if only they can get their paws on those teeny computers.  I, however, seem to find I am disliking talking animal stories increasingly, or at least stories where animals and mice communicate with each other.  The story flowed very nicely and each problem encountered was solved with a logical conclusion.  Kids will enjoy this.

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