Mary Deball Kwitz
- Title: Shadow Over Mousehaven Manor
- Author: Mary Deball Kwitz
- ISBN: 9780590420334
- Page: 174
- Format: Paperback
Minabell Mouse s animal friends come to her rescue when she becomes ensnarled with the Prairie Pirates, a gang of vicious rats determined to take over the mouse family s ancestral home, Mousehaven Manor.
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This is an amazing Christmas/New Year's mystery enjoyed by every 8 year old I have shared it with! I bought this book to read to my class after years of insistence from my husband, who was still in love with it after it was read to him when he was 8. There are quite a few details that are missed by anyone who is not rather intimately familiar with the state of Illinois, but who doesn't love field mice and weasels going up against Chicago Rats! Great December read aloud without any religious tie- [...]
This was such an adorable book.I don't normally read books that I know are going to be seen through the eyes of an animal. Only because most tend to be really sad or their friends die. I am an animal lover and am really empathetic but this wasn't one of those books. While there was a death in the book it was done to a character that none of the characters in the story know of.Annabelle mouse was always comfortable in her little home, now that it was the holidays and her aunt Pitty Pat was suppos [...]
One of my favourite books. I have read it more than once, several times as an adult. I always appreciate fables where the animals talk. Kwitz has the ability to draw the reader into the story with her simple but effective language. I could feel the warmth of Minabell's homw before it was destroyed; the coldness and sense of foreboding as she traveled the interstate; and Minabell's injured patriotism when she saw the skull and crossbones hung on the statue of her national hero. Although it is a c [...]
gr 4-6 160 pagesAnimal, Fantasy. Mice. Minabell Mouse leaves her home after receiving a mysterious message about her aunt at Mousehaven Manor.
Kwitz, Mary Deball PB
Blast from the past. This was one of my favorite books as a kid. Mom passed it off to me at Christmas. Will read to Dash someday. Quick fun read.
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