The Mouse Rap [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 crew 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 ...

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Overview

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 crew 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 '30's 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.

"It's summer in Harlem, and The Mouse (as he calls himself) and his friends look beyond dance contests and basketball for diversion.The rumor of a huge cash stash in an abandoned building left by [a 1930s] gangster offers possibilities. . . . Tightly integrated subplots strengthen an already well-crafted novel. Myers deftly paints a humor-laced picture of Harlem in sparkling prose, with characters that have universal appeal." —BL.

1991 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA)
Children's Choices for 1991 (IRA/CBC)
Children's Books of 1990 (Library of Congress)
1991 Books for the Teen Age (NY Public Library)
Parenting Honorable Mention, Reading Magic Award

During an eventful summer in Harlem, fourteen-year-old Mouse and his friends fall in and out of love and search for a hidden treasure from the days of Al Capone.

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Editorial Reviews

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061975035
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/6/2009
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 430,781
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • File size: 963 KB

Meet the Author

Five-time Coretta Scott King Award winner Walter Dean Myers was the acclaimed author of a wide variety of nonfiction and fiction for young people. His nonfiction includes We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart; Now Is Your Time!: The African-American Struggle for Freedom; I've Seen the Promised Land: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Ida B. Wells: Let the Truth Be Told; Malcolm X: A Fire Burning Brightly; and Patrol: An American Soldier in Vietnam, a Jane Addams Children's Book Award winner. His illustrious list of young adult novels includes Darius & Twig; All the Right Stuff; Lockdown; Dope Sick; Autobiography of My Dead Brother; the New York Times bestseller Monster, which was the first winner of the Michael L. Printz Award; and many more. He was the 2012-2013 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and an inaugural NYC Literary Honoree.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2014

    Hey

    What in the hell

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    By Riley

    If you call that rap , call saregent gutta

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2013

    EL CHUPA NIBRE by "Mini" Mouse

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    Blah

    Who writes a story about a hell of a mouse ?!?!?&what kind of sick author writes this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WOW!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    What the hell

    Inst the athor is sopu se to bejfvnnbua

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    A book of sports and mystery a great combo

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2003

    A mystical sports story

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2002

    greatest

    i loved it was the best book i`ve read ever

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2001

    the mouse rap

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2000

    Book time for kids too!

    This is not a book just for adults but a great story for younger kids too.

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