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Overview

GET READY TO EMBARK ON A TINY ADVENTURE!

“You mean you’re going to have a baby?” “Babies.” The Robinsons are expecting…trouble, that is. With six newborn mousekins and more to come, the whole family is terrified of the savage cat who stalks the hallways. After a close call, little Beaumont, the pluckiest of the lot, decides it’s time to find a new, feline-free home. On their quest, the Robinsons meet an unlikely cast of characters—mice and

humans, friends and foes—but wherever they go, they are sure to find one thing: adventure. With simple prose, gentle humor, and playful illustrations, MOUSE FAMILY ROBINSON is sure to satisfy new readers.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Bruel's lively, detailed black-and-white cartoon art appears throughout, adding to the book's humor and charm. A delightful addition for newly independent readers."

School Library Journal

 

"Bruel’s gray-toned illustrations add charm and interest throughout this short but complete story. An appealing animal adventure for those ready to graduate from early readers."

Kirkus Reviews

Children's Literature - Heidi Hauser Green
Beaumont Robinson is no ordinary mouse, and this fact is apparent from early childhood. When, as a wee and curious mouse, he is snatched from the jaws of feline death by the family's neighbor, Mr. Brown, Beaumont makes the unusual suggestion that they all move to a different, cat-free house. In no time at all, his parents have accepted this plan, and soon their friendly neighbor agrees to come along. After several nights of nocturnal scouting, they find a home that is free of cats and dogs and seems to be overrun by mice—of both the wild and pet varieties. In fact, it is the Black home. The only child, Billy Black, has several caged mice; unknown to him, many more live in the basement. The family settles in, but before long Beaumont's curious spirit takes over. Soon, Billy is enchanted by his "tame wild" mice who visit him every day. Dick King-Smith's brief text hits all the right notes, balancing between humor, adventure and tenderness. The passage of time and the cycle of life are addressed without melodrama as Mrs. Robinson gives birth to three litters of mice, Mr. Brown succumbs to old age, and one of the Robinson children faces parenthood for the first time. Nick Bruel's clever illustrations are the perfect complement to this charming new classic. This book is a good choice for home, school or public libraries. Reviewer: Heidi Hauser Green
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Gr 2-4

This illustrated chapter book follows the adventures of John Robinson and his expanding family. To escape a vicious feline, the mice leave their home in search of a safer, cat-free environment. Eventually they arrive at a house inhabited by a boy who owns several fancy pet mice. The Robinsons make their home at Number 16 Simple Street and eventually befriend the other mice, as well as one of the "giants," a boy named Bill Black. King-Smith does not shy away from topics such as death and the fact that animals, such as mice, reproduce. Bruel's lively, detailed black-and-white cartoon art appears throughout, adding to the book's humor and charm. A delightful addition for newly independent readers.-Donna Atmur, Los Angeles Public Library

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The Robinson family and their neighbor, Mr. Brown, all mice, live under the kitchen floor under the constant threat of the house cat. Old Mr. Brown lost his wife to that cat, but the mice must continue to risk their lives in search of food. That is, until a young and adventurous member of the Robinson clan, Beaumont, comes up with a plan to move the whole family, including Mr. Brown. Using their noses to sniff out houses without cats, they find a house that smells strongly of mice and know they have found the perfect fit-in fact, the "giant" boy keeps mice as pets. In their new home, the Robinsons discover new companions, welcome more babies and cope with losing a dear friend. Through simple prose King-Smith creates a narrative based not on the plot of The Swiss Family Robinson but on the life lessons both displaced families learn. Bruel's gray-toned illustrations add charm and interest throughout this short but complete story. An appealing animal adventure for those ready to graduate from early readers. (Fantasy. 7-10)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596433267
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
  • Publication date: 8/19/2008
  • Pages: 80
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.15 (w) x 7.62 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Dick King-Smith (1922-2011) was the author of dozens of popular books for children, including Babe: The Gallant Pig and The Water Horse, both of which were adapted into major motion pictures. Born in Gloucestershire, England, King-Smith served in World War II, farmed for twenty years and, later, taught elementary school. The inspiration for many of his best-selling animal stories came from his farm and his animals.

 

Nick Bruel is the author and illustrator of New York Times bestseller Boing, Bad Kitty, Bad Kitty Gets a Bath and Bad Kitty Meets the Baby, among others. Nick is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist, and during his down time, he collects PEZ dispensers and grows tomatoes in the backyard. He lives in Tarrytown, NY with his wife Carina and their lovely cat Esmerelda.

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The Mouse Family Robinson

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John Robinson and Mr. Brown were next-door neighbors. That is to say, they both lived under the kitchen floor, for John Robinson and Mr. Brown were house mice.

John was a young chap. He was respectful toward his neighbor, who was very old, and always addressed him as "Mr. Brown." Mr. Brown, John knew, now lived alone because his wife had been eaten by the cat.

There came an evening when John's young wife, Janet, told him that he was to become a father for the first time. She was tearing up bits of newspaper to make a comfy nest.

"Gosh!" said John.

"You mean you're going to have a baby?"

"Babies," said Janet.

She has gotten fat lately, come to think of it, said John to himself.

"When?" he asked.

"Very soon."

"Gosh! How many?"

"How do I know, you stupid mouse?" said Janet. "Now push off and leave me in peace."

As John was hurrying under the kitchen floor, he met his neighbor coming back home.

"Good evening, Mr. Brown," he said.

"Evening, John," said Mr. Brown. "How's life?"

"Wonderful!" replied John. "I am going to be a father."

"For the first time, eh?"

"Yes. I believe you've had a large number of children, Mr. Brown, haven't you?"

"Dozens. So many that I've gone and forgotten most of their names. My late wife and I used to rely on the alphabet."

"The alphabet?" said John.

"Yes. Start with A—Adam, let's say, or Alice—and keep going till you get to Z. That gives you twenty-six names."

"You mean you've had twenty-six children, Mr. Brown?"

"Seventy-eight, actually, John. We went through the alphabet three times."

"Gosh!" said John.

"Xs and Zs," said Mr. Brown, "are the hardestones to put names to, but we managed. Why don't you try the same trick?"

"I will, I will," said John. "Thanks, Mr. Brown, that's a good idea."

The young mouse and his elderly neighbor chatted for a while, mainly about food. A nest under the kitchen floor, as both knew well, is the best place for mice to live. Those clumsy giants called humans were always dropping bits of food on the floor, and if a mouse was bold enough, there were lovely things to eat in the pantry.

Talking about food made John feel hungry, and after a while he said, "I must be going, Mr. Brown, if you'll excuse me."

"Of course, John," Mr. Brown replied, "and I'm so pleased to hear your good news. Please give my regards to your wife."

"I will," replied John, "and thank you."

Poor old fellow, he thought, remembering what had happened to Mrs. Brown.

Now evening had turned to night, and the giants had all gone up the stairs to bed. John Robinson popped out of a mousehole and beganto search the kitchen floor, all his senses alert, especially for the squeak of the cat flap.

He was in luck. Someone had spilled half a dozen cornflakes: not much for a giant, but a feast for a mouse.

His hunger satisfied, he made his way home.

Will Janet have had the babies yet? he wondered.

How many will there be? How many will be boys; how many girls?

The answers to these questions, John found, were "yes," "six," and "three of each."

"What should we call them?" John asked.

"You can choose, if you want," said Janet.

I'll use Mr. Brown's alphabet method, thought John. Six kids, that's A to F. Let's see now ... I must think up some unusual names because I'm sure my children will grow up to be unusual mice.

John Robinson spent the rest of the nightdeciding what to call his newborn sons and daughters. As dawn broke, he knew he had found six perfect names. And, he said to himself, I must tell Mr. Brown. I'm sure he'd like to know, and he hurried along one of the runways beneath the kitchen floor.

"Mr. Brown," he said, when he had found his neighbor, "Janet's had six babies. I thought you'd like to know."

"Congratulations, John!" said Mr. Brown. "Got names for them?"

"I have," said John. "Ambrose, Beaumont, Camilla, Desdemona, Eustace, and Felicity What d'you think?"

"Brilliant!" said Mr. Brown. "Three boys and three girls, eh? It's a start. Twenty more babies and you'll have finished your first alphabet of names."

Gosh! said John to himself. To think that his neighbor had seventy-eight kids!

Even as he thought this, they heard, through the floorboards above their heads, the squeak of the cat flap.

Text copyright © 2007 by Foxbusters Ltd.

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