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“Rife with snappy asides and clever but never heavy-handed.” — The New York Times
* “Readers will revel in the detailed descriptions of mouse-sized joys, woes, and love connections.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
* “Is there anything Newbery Medalist Peck cannot do? Apparently not…Whimsical language, sure characterization, unflagging adventure, even romance.” — Kirkus, starred review
* “The rodent world meets Upstairs, Downstairs in this rollicking comedy of manners that begs to be read aloud.” — Horn Book, starred review
“By turns poignant and playful, engaging and exciting, and with a touch of romance, the story will have great appeal for the audience.” — Booklist
“The fast-paced story is peppered with the author’s characteristic sly wit and is pure fun.” — School Library Journal
“Readers who like their animals cute, their history entertaining, and their endings happy will find full satisfaction here.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Mr. Peck, a master at blending memorable characters, humor, history, and page-turning stories, is in top form here.” — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“Peck’s eye for family dynamics is excellent.” — Chicago Tribune
Essential Books for Kids & Teens — Common Sense Media
Richard Peck has written more than thirty novels, and in the process has become one of the country’s most highly respected writers for children. In fact The Washington Post called him “America’s best living author for young adults.” A versatile writer, he is beloved by middle-graders as well as young adults for his historical and contemporary comedies and coming-of-age novels. He lives in New York City, and spends a great deal of time traveling around the country to speaking engagements at conferences, schools, and libraries.
Mr. Peck is the first children’s book author to have received a National Humanities Medal. He is a Newbery Medal winner (for A Year Down Yonder), a Newbery Honor winner (for A Long Way from Chicago), a two-time National Book Award finalist, and a two-time Edgar Award winner. In addition, he has won a number of major honors for the body of his work, including the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the ALAN Award, and the Medallion from the University of Southern Mississippi.
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It is ok I think I want to read the other books to because they are very good
I love the pictures that go along with the story. It helped
me see the story in my head!
Super sweet. Who doesn't love a neat story about mice in clothes with their own community & personalities? Written by Richard Peck no less. I think you'll love this one. Read morePublished 8 months ago by restorationgirl
I repeatedly found myself choking on the sexism prevalent in the story as I read this to my young daughters. Read morePublished 13 months ago by LM De Golier
If you love mice sailing on a ship at sea, like I do, you will love this classic tail by a master story teller.Published 13 months ago by Don E. Nelson
Love the mice . . . could they have any better fun? Got to finish this and either keep or gift it.Published 17 months ago by Dorothy J. Shiloh
Richard Peck can even make mice appealing! The voice is just awesome. This is a book to enjoy with your kids. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Anita - New Hope