My children love mouse stories so much, they once decided to scatter crumbs about my house every evening specifically to make mice feel more welcome in our home. (I am sorry to say, reader, that it worked.) Since they were found out, they gave up their evening mouse feeding, but none of us has lessened our love for little stories with little mouse heroes.
Haley Stewart's The Pursuit of the Pilfered Cheese is a worthy successor to Beatrix Potter and Brambly Hedge. If you were wondering how it was possible to improve upon those stories, I'll tell you: mouse nuns. And a mouse abbey in G. K. Chesterton's floorboards. And characters that could have stepped out of a BBC miniseries of his books--if they BBC were ever to cast mice.
Here's a little more about the book, from the publisher:
Beneath the floorboards of G.K. Chesterton's home, a thrilling pursuit is about to unfold...When the prize cheese at the school fair goes missing, the sisters and students at Saint Wulfhilda's School need all their detective wits to solve the mystery. With some literary inspiration from their upstairs neighbors, can they crack the case--and save their school?
What's not to love, right? You can order The Pursuit of the Pilfered Cheese from the publisher, here—and even pre-order the next book in the series while you're at it!
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10/24/2022 04:00:34 am
This sounds like a cute story. I like that there's a mystery to solve.
10/25/2022 01:23:38 pm
It's a perfect early middle grade mystery, too…not too scary but not too silly, either.
10/24/2022 01:51:08 pm
Happy MMGM! I'm reading a book about a rat now so a mouse book sounds even more appealing. They mystery and characters have me sold. Love your new web site!
10/25/2022 01:22:22 pm
Thanks, Greg! Isn't it funny how appealing rodents are in books?
10/24/2022 03:39:16 pm
Ooh, I’m going to look to look for this. Love the title! Beatrix Potter is a fav of mine, especially Two Bad Mice!
10/25/2022 01:20:31 pm
Two Bad Mice is truly excellent. :) And yes, isn't it a great title?
10/24/2022 06:01:25 pm
What a wonderful book. Have always adored Beatrix Potter. This one is going to my young grandkids. Thanks for sharing!
10/25/2022 01:19:11 pm
Oh, me too. Beatrix Potter is never going out of style. Hope your grandchildren love this as much as my kids do!
10/25/2022 07:47:01 am
This sounds like a delightful book, I must get it for my young godson. I'm a big of G. K. Chesterton and the thought of a story about mice under his floorboards really appeals to me! :)
10/25/2022 01:16:59 pm
I love G. K. Chesterton, too! I hope your godson loves it!
10/25/2022 07:30:19 pm
This looks like a perfectly adorable book. I will have to get my hands on a copy. Thanks for telling me about it.
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