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Review:

"'If you will only have one chance, you want to make it the best it can be,' reflects the narrator of Newbery Medalist Voigt's (Dicey's Song) adventure centered around Fredle, a curious mouse whose family pushes him out of their kitchen nest after he ventures too far and becomes ill, a process of elimination called 'went.' 'Went was the scariest thing any mouse could do, and the scariest word any mouse spoke or heard, and he had no idea what it was.' Brought outside, Fredle begins a harrowing and transformative quest as he fends for himself, after he recovers, with help from a pair of field mice. Fredle's wonder at this new world proves compelling as he encounters the stars, moon, colors, flowers, and giant green stalks (grass), while confronting new predators including raccoons and snakes. Readers will identify with the universal conflict at the heart of Fredle's journey — even as he longs for home, he enjoys the newfound freedom and experiences that contrast with the restrictive regulations of his clan. Yates's expressive cartoon spot art counters the book's darker, sadder moments with cheeriness. Ages 8 — 12. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

Voigt crafts a novel about discovery, perspective, and the meaning of home--all through the eyes of an affable and worried little mouse. Illustrations.

About the Author

CYNTHIA VOIGT is the acclaimed author of many books, including Dicey's Song, winner of the Newbery Medal, and A Solitary Blue, winner of a Newbery Honor. For the body of her work, Cynthia Voigt was honored with the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Outstanding Literature for Young Adults. She lives with her husband in Maine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375864575
Author:
Voigt, Cynthia
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Yates, Louise
Author:
Yates, Louise
Subject:
Animals - Mice Hamsters Guinea Pigs etc.
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Social Issues - New Experience
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Rodents
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
mice;adventure;animals;fiction;dogs;fantasy;cats;children s fiction;freedom
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.51 x 6.06 x .92 in .79 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 240 pages Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - English 9780375864575 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'If you will only have one chance, you want to make it the best it can be,' reflects the narrator of Newbery Medalist Voigt's (Dicey's Song) adventure centered around Fredle, a curious mouse whose family pushes him out of their kitchen nest after he ventures too far and becomes ill, a process of elimination called 'went.' 'Went was the scariest thing any mouse could do, and the scariest word any mouse spoke or heard, and he had no idea what it was.' Brought outside, Fredle begins a harrowing and transformative quest as he fends for himself, after he recovers, with help from a pair of field mice. Fredle's wonder at this new world proves compelling as he encounters the stars, moon, colors, flowers, and giant green stalks (grass), while confronting new predators including raccoons and snakes. Readers will identify with the universal conflict at the heart of Fredle's journey — even as he longs for home, he enjoys the newfound freedom and experiences that contrast with the restrictive regulations of his clan. Yates's expressive cartoon spot art counters the book's darker, sadder moments with cheeriness. Ages 8 — 12. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , Voigt crafts a novel about discovery, perspective, and the meaning of home--all through the eyes of an affable and worried little mouse. Illustrations.
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