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- DescriptionNewbery Award-winning author Richard Peck is at his very best in this fast-paced mystery adventure. Fans of The Tale of Desperaux, A Little Princess, and Stuart Little will all be captivated by this memorable story of a lovable orphan mouse on an amazing quest. The smallest mouse in London s Royal Mews is such a little mystery that he hasn't even a name. And who were his parents? His Aunt Marigold, Head Needlemouse, sews him a uniform and sends him off to be educated at the Royal Mews Mouse Academy. There he's called Mouse Mir (though it's t quite a name), and he doesn't make a success of school. Soon he's running for his life, looking high and low through the grand precincts of Buckingham Palace to find out who he is and who he might become. Queen Victoria ought to be able to help him, if she can communicate with mice. She is all-seeing, after all, and her powers are unexplainable. But from her, Mouse Mir learns only that you do t get all your answers from the first asking. And so his voyage of self-discovery takes him onward, to strange and wonderful places.
- Author BiographyRichard Peck has written more than thirty novels, and in the process has become one of the country s most highly respected writers for children. In fact <i>The Washington Post</i> called him America s best living author for young adults. A versatile writer, he is beloved by middle-graders as well as young adults for his historical and contemporary comedies and coming-of-age novels. He lives in New York City, and spends a great deal of time traveling around the country to speaking engagements at conferences, schools, and libraries. Mr. Peck is the first children s book author to have received a National Humanities Medal. He is a Newbery Medal winner (for <i>A Year Down Yonder</i>), a Newbery Honor winner (for <i>A Long Way from Chicago</i>), a two-time National Book Award finalist, and a two-time Edgar Award winner. In addition, he has won a number of major honors for the body of his work, including the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the ALAN Award, and the Medallion from the University of Southern Mississippi.
- Author(s)Richard Peck
- PublisherDial Books
- Date of Publication02/07/2013
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintDial Books
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight408 g
- Width148 mm
- Height215 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards
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