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The School Mouse Hardcover – September 1, 1995


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 and up
  • Hardcover: 123 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion (Juv); 1st edition (September 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786800364
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786800360
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.7 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,872,957 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Of all the mice occupying the schoolhouse, only young Flora is interested in eavesdropping on the lessons taught to human children. Little by little, she begins to make sense out of the black scrawls in books. Realizing the benefits of education (which includes recognizing the word "poison" on a bag of pellets), Flora refuses to leave her place of study when her family decides to migrate to the field. Flora is lonely until a handsome white mouse named Buck enters the scene. But before long her family returns, in need of Flora's teaching. Both eager and reluctant readers will relish Flora's quest to become educated as well as her amusing exchanges with her scruffy, tailless father, Ragged Robin; her no-nonsense mother, Hyacinth; and fastidious, nearsighted Buck, all of whose traits are hilariously embellished in Fisher's imaginative illustrations. As always, King-Smith's lovable animal characters reveal truths about human nature. His rendition of Flora as a misunderstood scholar is as charming as his portrayal of Babe the gallant pig. Ages 7-10.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 4?Charming and satisfying, this story should appeal to many small folks moving from easy readers to chapter books. From a rumpled, rather inept father mouse and a very sharp mother mouse whose efficiency is a bit abrasive to our heroine Flora, each tiny character is engaging. Flora decides early in life to take advantage of her environment. From a safe hiding spot in her first-grade classroom home, she learns to read along with the children. When her siblings go off to make their way in the world, she continues her education. Her acquired skills allow her to warn her family when poison is placed in the school after a careless brother leaves mouse droppings on the head mistress's class register. She meets a handsome white mouse, survives a suitable number of harrowing experiences, and saves her family yet again after they move to an unsafe haystack. Fisher's black-and-white sketches aptly capture the characters' essential mouseness while illuminating their slightly anthropomorphic individuality. King-Smith's many fans, and those brought to the shelves by the movie Babe, won't be disappointed by this well-crafted tale.?Jody McCoy, Casady School, Oklahoma City
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

More About the Author

Dick King-Smith was a farmer for twenty years before becoming a writer, and most of his animal stories are based on his farming experiences. He won the Guardian Award with The Sheep-Pig, which became the blockbuster film Babe. Dick lives in Gloucestershire.

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Had to replace a lost book.
Tina OConnor
So I like to keep same author books as my students quickly get turned on to the author and want to read more.
A. Goodwin
I like how it showed how important it is to read.
Mary K. Hall

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 2, 1999
Format: Paperback
The School Mouse is about a young mouse, Flora, who is born in a kindergarden room in a school. She was so eager to learn things that she studied the books that were left open on the children's desk! Flora's parents said that her education was good for nothing! When the janitors put pellets out to kill the mice, Flora was the only one who could read the package which said Poison! She saved her parents and her little sister but the rest of her family and all of the other mice families had already eaten the pellets. Flora could not save them. After that, Flora's parents were happy that Flora was able to read but they decided to move out of the school because there were no other mice left to live with. Flora wanted to continue to learn so she stayed on at the school. Then one night, Flora thought she saw her brother Willam's ghost. To find out what happens and if the figure that Flora sees is really the ghost of her brother, William, read the book!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on November 30, 2000
Format: Paperback
The book was funny and very interesting. There were a lot of funny parts; like the mice thought letters were things like: B was a bee, C was the word "see", Hyacinth even gave her mousekins funny names like Laburnum, Larkspur and Lavender. Our favortie character was Buck because he was handsome and very interesting. One of the funniest characters we read about was Robin because he made one too many mistakes and he isn't too bright either. We really liked the book and if you want to know more just read "The School Mouse".
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on May 8, 2002
Format: Paperback
The School Mouse by Dick-King Smith
Have you have seen a mouse read? This book is about a mouse named Flora that lives in a school. Once Flora watches a little kid read in Kindergarten, Flora is really curious about reading. But her family sees no use in it. Flora tells them it is very important, especially when Flora finds a bag marked Poison!
I loved this book because it was so fun to see how a mouse can read in Kindergarten and 1st grade. I also like this book because it had such good words that I could imagine the pictures.
I think the author wants to show that reading is very important. Also I think the author wants to show that even if you are a mouse, learning is important.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 16, 2000
Format: Paperback
My 4th grade students just finished reading "The School Mouse." It was a huge hit. We laughed outloud many times and worried about the fate of the wonderful little mice. This is a great one to read aloud to your child or to your class.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 5, 1998
Format: Paperback
They have already read A Mouse Called Wolf, Babe, and School Mouse. The good thing about Smith's books is they are enjoyable to children of most reading abilities. He is a descriptive writer and uses words the kids can understand. My children are appreciating remembering themselves learning to read through the eyes of Flora. They are enjoying her adventures in school.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Mikowski on May 3, 2013
Format: Paperback
I found this book to be scary for my children. This was the 1st chapter book I have read to my children and I was horrified by the amount of death in this book and the way it is presented. I may sound shrewd but I was so excited about this book and it was a terrible read and frankly not something I would want to read to my children. We got to chapter 4 and then stopped. I would not ever recommend this to anyone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Suzanne McDowell on June 26, 2013
Format: Paperback
I am glad that I read this book before letting my 7 yr old have it. The mother mouse has 19 babies in two different litters, and 17 of them are killed in various ways. Poison, owls, weasels, you name it. The story of Flora was a good one, but all of the accompanying destruction was not something my sensitive child could handle.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mary K. Hall on March 28, 2008
Format: Paperback
I just finished this awesome book called The School Mouse.I like how it showed how important it is to read. My favoite character is Love-in-the-Mist, Lovely, for short. My favoite part was when Flora taught Lovely,
Buck, Hyacinth, and Robin to read. Lovely caught on fast. This book is amazing! You should read this fantastic book as soon as you can!
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