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Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch
illustrated by Devin Asch

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mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, etc.
list price: $24.94
published: 2007
publisher: Kids Can Press
  • Commended, Comstock Read Aloud Book Award, Minnesota State University
  • Winner, Horace Mann Upstanders Book Award
  • Short-listed, Book of the Year, ForeWord Magazine
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Meet Mrs. Eleanor Marlowe, a young widow who lives in an apartment by herself --- not counting the extended family of mice who secretly live with her. Harboring mice is a very serious offense in Cat City. Why would a mild-mannered widow run such a risk? The neighbors wonder why Mrs. Marlowe never invites anyone over for catnip tea. Her secret little friends are beginning to wonder about their host, too. So fine is the cheese she serves that some of Mrs. Marlowe's mice wonder if she's fattening them up for the kill.

One day, officers from the Department of Catland Security show up at Mrs. Marlowe's door, demanding to search the premises. Can this crafty feline outwit the police and save her mice from certain doom? Is Mrs. Marlowe the mouse-sympathizer she appears to be? Or is she really a mouse-hungry monster stocking her larder with fresh mice?

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Editorial Review

A sophisticated social satire ... Just scary enough to entice an intrepid young reader, this book operates on several levels at once. Frank Asch is a skilled writer ...

— ForeWord
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Devin Asch

Devin Asch is an illustrator and photojournalist. He divides his time between LA and Hawaii.
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