Bless This Mouse by Lois Lowry
  

Synopsis

Bless This Mouse by Lois Lowry

Fun and lighthearted. Publishers Weekly

A resilient and quirky colony of church mice fears another Great X more than they fear cats. Under the Mouse Mistress Hildegarde s leadership, a resilient group of church mice save themselves from one danger after another sometimes by the skin of their tails! Can one ultimate act of bravery during the feast day of St. Francis get Father Murphy to bless these mice and keep them safe forever?

Rife with humor and personality, this young middle-grade novel has an old-fashioned feel with the makings of a modern classic.

Reviews

An impeccably constructed, good-humored adventure filled with master plans, near disasters, and brave rescues, all gently frightening for readers even younger than the target audience. Lowry creates a cozy church environment of lenient sextons, disheveled organists, and skittish Altar Guild ladies, from a mouse s point-of-view. Fun and lighthearted. Publishers Weekly

This gently Christian piece with Rohmann s earnest pencil illustrations will please talking-animal fans. Kirkus Reviews

Likely to be enjoyed by future readers of Avi s Poppy sequence (HarperCollins). School Library Journal

Lowry gilds her story with quaint details, extended in Rohmann s charming spot and full-page illustrations, which reinforce the comedy and action and further develop the memorable characters. With touches of surprise and a satisfyingly predictable resolution, this is a strong choice for both classroom sharing and independent reading. Booklist

A fine short novel for independent readers and a wonderful readaloud story for younger children. Lois Lowry again proves herself the go-to gal in children s lit. Books for Kids blog

Author Lois Lowry has been writing a variety of children s and teen books for decades and with this title continues to entertain with a thoughtful story about cooperation, kindness, and faith. BSCKids.com



About the Author

Lois Lowry

Lois Lowry on Lois Lowry:

I’ve always felt that I was fortunate to have been born the middle child of three. My older sister, Helen, was very much like our mother: gentle, family-oriented, eager to please. Little brother Jon was the only boy and had interests that he shared with Dad; together they were always working on electric trains and erector sets; and later, when Jon was older, they always seemed to have their heads under the raised hood of a car. That left me in-between, and exactly where I wanted most to be: on my own. I was a solitary child who lived in the world of books and my own vivid imagination.

I married young. I had just turned nineteen - just finished my sophomore year in college - when I married a Naval officer and continued the odyssey that military life requires. California. Connecticut (a daughter born there). Florida (a son). South Carolina. Finally Cambridge, Massachusetts, when my husband left the service and entered Harvard Law School (another daughter; another son) and then to Maine - by now with four children under the age of five in tow.

After my marriage ended in 1977, when I was forty, I settled into the life I have lived ever since. Today I am back in Cambridge, Massachusetts, living and writing in a house dominated by a very shaggy Tibetan Terrier named Bandit. For a change of scenery Martin and I spend time in Maine, where we have an old (it was built in 1768!) farmhouse on top of a hill. In Maine I garden, feed birds, entertain friends, and read..

The Giver - and Gathering Blue, and the newest in the trilogy: Messenger - take place against the background of very different cultures and times. Though all three are broader in scope than my earlier books, they nonetheless speak to the same concern: the vital need of people to be aware of their interdependence, not only with each other, but with the world and its environment.

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Format

Paperback
160 pages

Author

Lois Lowry
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Author's Website

www.loislowry.com/

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Publication date

21st April 2015

ISBN

9780544439368


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