The Orphan and the Mouse

The Orphan and the Mouse

by Martha Freeman, David McPhail

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Mary mouse is a skilled thief of useful human items. At the Cherry Street Children's Home, the entire mouse community admires her . . .until a mission goes wrong and an exterminator is called. Suddenly Mary is in grave danger of being exiled. Ten-year-old Caro McKay also resides at Cherry Street. Helpful, likable, and smart, she is a model orphan . . .until her curiosity gets her into trouble. When mouse and orphan meet, they cannot fully communicate with each other, yet they feel an understanding. They will each discover that this unusual friendship is absolutely vital as they try to hold on to the lives they know. Set in 1949 and taking inspiration from E. B. White's Stuart Little, this heartwarming and exciting novel reads like a classic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823432608
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 07/08/2014
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Lexile: 810L (what's this?)
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Martha Freeman has been a journalist, a college instructor, and substitute teacher as well as an author. Her books for children and young adults include chapter books, mysteries, humor, and easy readers. A native of California, she now lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where this book is set.

David McPhail has written and illustrated more than fifty picture books for children, and illustrated many more. He lives in New Hampshire.

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