Martin's Mice

Martin's Mice

by Dick King-Smith
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Martin's Mice by Dick King-Smith

"Martin, a kitten, is branded a `wimp' by his siblings for his friendly interest in mice. He loves caring for them and can't understand their desire for freedom. Only when he becomes the pet of a big city apartment dweller does he realize why his pets deserted him. An engaging animal fantasy with plenty of humorous insight into the human condition, King-Smith's story has humor and a fast pace which will appeal to younger readers."—School Library Journal (starred review)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780517571132
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 03/01/1989
Pages: 128
Age Range: 8 Years

About the Author

Dick King-Smith was born and raised in Gloucestershire, England, surrounded by pet animals.  After twenty years as a farmer, he turned to teaching and then to writing children's books.  Dick writes mostly about animals: farmyard fantasy, as he likes to call it, often about pigs, his special favorites.  He enjoys writing for children, meeting the children who read his books, and knowing that they get enjoyment from what he does.  Among his well-loved books is Babe, The Gallant Pig , which was recently made into a major motion picture, and was nominated for an Academy Award.  

Dick currently lives with his wife in a small 17th-century cottage, about three miles from the house where he was born.  

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Martin's Mice 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DragonTamer More than 1 year ago
Have you ever wondered if a cat and a mouse can be friends? If so, this book has the answer! When farm cat Martin adopts a mouse called Drusilla as his pet, he is in for more than he imagined! Everything goes well until Drusilla becomes tired of living in the tub. Then, shortly afterward, she abandons Martin. Martin is sad and confused until he becomes a pet himself and realizes the importance of freedom and friendship. I recommend this book to anyone who likes cats, mice, or just likes cute animal stories.
Guest More than 1 year ago
martins mice is about a cat that dosn't eat mice but, when he was little his mom made him so he could start eating good food and he lives on a farm.he asked his mom if people eat cats because people eat cows, chicken, and pigs.she said they dont eat cats they only eat stupid animals. one day martin was up in a loft type thing. when he saw a creature creep around so he steped on it. it turned out to be a mouse he oh i am sorry. and he kept the mouse as a pet he would get food and water for her. she was a big fat mouse because she was pregnet. drusilla is the mices name. drusilla named her babies 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 and 8. she wanted to have babies again so she told martin to go get her a buck mouse. he was confused. one day when martin caught her a buck he brought it back to the bathtub. she liked the buck mouse. when he went to go get them a meal. he came back and drusilla was missing out of the bath tub. he saw a black figure in the corner he thought it was a tomcat. so he said his mom dulcie maude would come beat him up. the tomcat reconized that name. for martin was his son. so he told him about the mouse he didnt bug the mice. drusilla liked the other mouse. one day the farmer was coming up the steps and had to think witch one he should get down first. he thought laddies and children first so he put drusilla down out of the bathtub. her husband was so scard . when the farmer came up he said good cat for eating the mice. martin was fight ting back and screamed at the farmer so the farmer let the cat be. when drusilla came out of the corner she got made because martin was licking her housband so she left martin and went out of the loft with her housband. one day martin ran into # 8 one of drusillas former childs. she told martin about the babies she had there was 3 girls so it worked out pefectly. so she could name the the months of the year becase she had 12 children. now find out the rest.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It has been one of my favorites since I first read it back in grade school. I would recommend it to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Martin's mice is about a kitten who doesnt like eating mice. her mom and her siblings think that this is really weird. One day Martin accidentally steps on a mouse. the mouse isnt hurt. Martin wants to take care of the mouse. read the book to find out!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Martin's Mice is the best book I've ever read! It is so cute!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is 1 of the best books I have ever read!!!!You should read it!!It was a great story!!Somebody who likes sorta long books would like it!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Martin's Mice was the only book i read in elementary school and I checked it out about 3 times. It's the cutest book I've read so far. What is there not to love about a cat that has mice as pets? It's the whole Stuart Little thing over but on a farm without the humans.