Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

Frank Asch
Devin Asch

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?

978-1-55453-022-9 | Aug 1, 2007
List Price: USD $17.95, CAD $19.95
4-color 9 1/2 x 11 32 pages
Grades: K To 4 / Ages: 5 to 9

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Adult Directed

Awards & Reviews

“A sophisticated social satire ... Just scary enough to entice an intrepid young reader, this book operates on several levels at once. Frank Asch is a skilled writer ...”
— ForeWord, April 2008
2008 - Comstock Read Aloud Book Award, Minnesota State University, Commended
2008 - Horace Mann Upstanders Book Award, Winner
2007 - Book of the Year, ForeWord Magazine, Short-listed

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