Mousenetby Prudence Breitrose, Stephanie Yue
The order comes from the Big Cheese, leader of the Mouse Nation: follow that girl, even though it means
Ten-year-old Megan helps her uncle invent the Thumbtop, the world’s smallest computer. And mice are overjoyed. For years, they’ve been looking for a computer that fits in the average mouse hole—and here it is, in the hands of a young human.
The order comes from the Big Cheese, leader of the Mouse Nation: follow that girl, even though it means trailing her clear across the country. That’s because while Megan’s mom is off doing research on climate change, she’s been sent to live with a dad she hardly knows. And it’s not easy. Her step-mother thinks she’s uncivilized, the kids at school gang up on her, and even her step-cousin Joey wants nothing to do with her.
Then comes a mouse in the night to be her friend, and to tell her the biggest secret in the history of the world: that mice have evolved, and they need her help in getting a Thumbtop for all. In return, she will become the most powerful girl alive because with the Mouse Nation behind her there’s no limit to what she can do—for her family, and for the planet.
Brought to life with whimsical illustrations, this modern tale with a classic sensibility is full of wonder and charm.
Meet the Author
Prudence Breitrose grew up in the part of England where Winnie the Pooh once roamed, but now lives in California. She worked as a health education writer until she had a dream that confused computer mice with the real thing. That got her started on this novel, which is her first. Visit her and Mouse Clan 1578 at www.mousenet.org.
Stephanie Yue is a transplant from Atlanta, Beijing, and Hong Kong. She studied illustration in New York City, and currently shares a home with a hamster in Providence, RI. When she's not drawing, you may find her zipping around on a scooter, training in martial arts, and pretending to be a superhero. More of her work can be found at www.jellycity.com.
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