Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

Book - 2007
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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?
Publisher: Toronto : Kids Can Press, [2007]
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9781554530229
1554530229
Branch Call Number: ASC
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Asch, Devin

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Feb 09, 2014

It’s a charming little piece and one that I’m sure isn’t going to catch the public’s eye as quickly as it deserves to. Yet when it comes to fun stories presented in wholly original ways, Frank and Devin Asch have the competition beat. A great book that contains more than initially meets the eye.

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Sep 02, 2009

An absolutely beautiful picture book.

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Feb 09, 2014

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 7

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Feb 09, 2014

To the casual observer Mrs. Marlowe is just your average librarian widow. But to those who know her, and know her well, she’s a very dangerous person: a mouse-keeper. Mouse-keeping is strictly forbidden, but within her home Mrs. Marlowe oversees a large number of happy well-fed rodentia. Of course, there’s always the suspicion in the back of the minds of the mice that perhaps Mrs. Marlowe is just fattening them up for the kill, but the real test comes the day when her home is inspected by two policecats from Catland Security. Though she’s adept at keeping the authorities at bay, when little Billy falls from his hiding space what happens next nobody expects.

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