A church mouse is no ordinary mouse, and Hildegarde - the Mouse Mistress of Saint Bartholemew's - is no ordinary mouse leader. It falls to her to keep all the church mice safe and out of sight.
But when a few parishioners report mouse sightings, Hildegarde and the rest of the church mice must face a most dreadful consequence: the Great X. To complicate things, a ceremony called the Blessing of the Animals is fast approaching. Saint Bartholemew's will soon be filled with pets... including cats!
Oh, dear. Within the stately stone walls of the church, life is not as serene or safe as one might think. It will take the courage and patience of a... well, of a saint to keep this scampering, squeaking tribe of Hildegarde's intact.
©2011 Lois Lowry (P)2011 Listening Library
I would rank it 9/10 of all the books I've ever read. The story was from a mouse's point of view and I enjoyed it and have listened to it a lot
It reminds me a bit of Mrs Frisby and the Rats of Nimh, a community of mice in a church facing a great threat that could destroy them all.
My brother (7) and I really liked this story and would recommend it for kids aged 5- 10 yrs old.
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