From School Library Journal
Grade 2-3-Charles and Oliver, intrepid mouse spies in the service of Her Majesty, the Queen of England, are beginning to enjoy their peaceful life in preindustrial London after a series of escapades battling pirate sea dogs. But when the feline Admiral Winchester delivers the unpleasant news that head sea dog Crag and most of his crew have escaped from prison, the mice agree to follow the remaining canines to their hideaway and help bring the pack to justice. This humorous tale in two parts is presented in large type and is liberally illustrated with cheerful pen-and-ink drawings in a Disneylike cartoon style. The slim paperback format and colorful covers will also boost their shelf appeal. Fast-paced, if somewhat insubstantial, fare for newly independent readers.Beth Wright, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, VT
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About the Author
Tim Davis worked for several years as illustrator and elementary art director at Bob Jones University Press, contributing illustrations and design features to many books for children. His lively drawings in the Mice series highlight the adventures of two brave English mice.