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The Mouse Rap

The Mouse Rap

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by Walter Dean Myers
     
 

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"You can call me Mouse, 'cause that's my tag

I'm into it all, everything's my bag

My ace is Styx, he'll always do

Add Bev and Sheri, and you got my crew.

...and a cew it is! For fourteen-year-old Mouse, this summer is anything but boring. His father, who checked out from the family eight years ago, is now trying to make a comeback as a dad. Beverly, a

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"You can call me Mouse, 'cause that's my tag

I'm into it all, everything's my bag

My ace is Styx, he'll always do

Add Bev and Sheri, and you got my crew.

...and a cew it is! For fourteen-year-old Mouse, this summer is anything but boring. His father, who checked out from the family eight years ago, is now trying to make a comeback as a dad. Beverly, a new girl from California, seems to like locking lips with the Mouse - but she seems to like other guys, as well. Sheri is trying to persuade the gang to join a dance contest. And there's a rumor that a lot of money - the loot from a '30s bank heist, to be exact - is hidden somewhere in an abandoned Harlem building, and you know the Mouse is determined to get a piece of that action.

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Children's Literature - Linnea Hendrickson
"My tag is Mouse, and it'll never fail/ And just like a mouse I got me a tale," begins this lively account told in distinctive rap language, of the adventures of a group of fourteen-year-olds during one summer in Harlem. Are Bev, Sheri, and Ceil going to trick the macho boys into performing a dance with them in a contest? Are the Bev person's kisses for real? Is Moms going to let "Mr. D (I'm not calling him Dad)" move back in? Are Gramps and his old friend Sam telling the truth about their long ago encounters with 1930s gangster Tiger Moran? And what's with Booster, whose grandma was a crook and taught him tricks, who carries a gun under the long coat he wears even on the hottest summer day? And the treasure rumored to have been stashed away by Moran-does it really exist, and can the kids find it with the help of Pops and Sam? There's lots going on that will keep readers guessing until the end of this lively tale, told as only The Mouse could tell it. 1992 (orig.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064403566
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/1992
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,124,890
Product dimensions:
5.15(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.46(d)
Lexile:
720L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

Walter Dean Myers was the New York Times bestselling author of Monster, the winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award; a former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature; and an inaugural NYC Literary Honoree. Myers received every single major award in the field of children's literature. He was the author of two Newbery Honor Books and six Coretta Scott King Awardees. He was the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults, a three-time National Book Award Finalist, as well as the first-ever recipient of the Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement.

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Mouse Rap 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They actually mean the trap house lol or the thirst trap
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What in the hell
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you call that rap , call saregent gutta
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Supa flow more jokes than bazooka joe. A mix between superfly snuka and a superho. Chew on an MC like el chupa nibre. Digest a group just tah sell the poop on ebay. Buy a coke taday. Get a fork on the new freeway. State your intentions i really love your tape but i hate ur inventions. Very well...so watcha want...a brownie? Took off tha mask and whisper "put me where u found me." See what we have is a failure to communicate if u gonna hate u might get ur rumors straight abouts mouse the great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who writes a story about a hell of a mouse ?!?!?&what kind of sick author writes this.
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ChrisNgov More than 1 year ago
The title, The Mouse Rap in my opinion, describes a book which uses rhymes to express a more artistic and creative theme of a book. The book itself has a rap at the beginning of every chapter, which makes the story more interesting. My favorite chapter in this book would have to be chapter 14, because it is when the author talks about the characters having all grown up and living in the future. One of the literary devices used in the book is,¿ And your raps sound just like pigeon Greek¿ This quote from the book was part of a rap, at the begging of the chapter. I recommend this book to anyone that does not like to read, because it is a very interesting book about two friends who go out looking for a missing treasure, but as they do this, they face many everyday problems: dealing with relationships, school, and friends. The age group I recommend this book to is from ages 12 to 16. I really liked this book a lot, and I recommend it to many people out there who might not think they would find a book they like to read. Overall this is a great book
Guest More than 1 year ago
These kids are always hanging out at the park by their house. A lot happens there. There were anouncers there to pro basketball players. They like to play basketball. Then the kids while sitting in the park hear about a guy stashing money somewhere. So they want to fing it. Mouse as like the leader he is 15. If you are 13 you will enjoy this book
Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved it was the best book i`ve read ever
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like the begining of every chapter cause it begins with a rap.Me, I like rap music so I can understand not only the words but how the beat goes in each chapter. The main purpose of this book I think is the dude who played basketball cause its mostly talking about him and his parents.And how they seperated but didnt know what they son was going through.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is not a book just for adults but a great story for younger kids too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WOW!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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