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The Mouse Family Robinson

Dick King-Smith; Illustrated by Nick Bruel

Roaring Brook Press

GET READY TO EMBARK ON A TINY ADVENTURE!

“You mean you’re going to have a baby?” “Babies.” The Robinsons are expecting…trouble, that is. With six newborn mousekins and more to come, the whole family is terrified of the savage cat who stalks the hallways. After a close call, little Beaumont, the pluckiest of the lot, decides it’s time to find a new, feline-free home. On their quest, the Robinsons meet an unlikely cast of characters—mice and

humans, friends and foes—but wherever they go, they are sure to find one thing: adventure. With simple prose, gentle humor, and playful illustrations, MOUSE FAMILY ROBINSON is sure to satisfy new readers.


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The Mouse Family Robinson
1John Robinson and Mr. Brown were next-door neighbors. That is to say, they both lived under the kitchen floor, for John Robinson and Mr. Brown were house mice.John was a young chap. He was respectful toward his neighbor, who was very old, and always addressed him as "Mr. Brown." Mr. Brown, John knew, now lived alone because his wife had been eaten by the cat.There came an evening when John's young wife, Janet, told him that he was to become a father for the first time. She was tearing up bits of newspaper to make a comfy nest."Gosh!" said John."You mean you're going
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"Bruel's lively, detailed black-and-white cartoon art appears throughout, adding to the book's humor and charm. A delightful addition for newly independent readers."
--School Library Journal
 
"Bruel’s gray-toned illustrations add charm and interest throughout this short but complete story. An appealing animal adventure for those ready to graduate from early readers."
--Kirkus Reviews

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THE MOUSE FAMILY ROBINSON by Dick King-Smith, Nick Bruel | Kirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of THE MOUSE FAMILY ROBINSON . The Robinson family and their neighbor, Mr. Brown, all mice, live under the kitchen floor under the constant threat of the house cat.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Dick King-Smith; Illustrated by Nick Bruel

  • Dick King-Smith (1922-2011) was the author of dozens of popular books for children, including Babe: The Gallant Pig and The Water Horse, both of which were adapted into major motion pictures. Born in Gloucestershire, England, King-Smith served in World War II, farmed for twenty years and, later, taught elementary school. The inspiration for many of his best-selling animal stories came from his farm and his animals.  Nick Bruel is the author and illustrator of New York Times bestseller Boing, Bad Kitty, Bad Kitty Gets a Bath and Bad Kitty Meets the Baby, among others. Nick is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist, and during his down time, he collects PEZ dispensers and grows tomatoes in the backyard. He lives in Tarrytown, NY with his wife Carina and their lovely cat Esmerelda.
  • Nick Bruel
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The Mouse Family Robinson

Dick King-Smith; Illustrated by Nick Bruel

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