The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail (2013)
“Every time a human walks out of a room, something with more feet walks in.” While this might not be comforting to most people, it is a fact of life in this fantastical Victorian world, created by the award-winning author Richard Peck, where human events are often mirrored in, or perhaps mirror, what happens in the mouse kingdom.
The hero is a small but plucky mouse known only by the nickname Mouse Minor. While his Aunt Marigold insists that “Nameless is Blameless,” Mouse Minor would very much like to know who he is, where he comes from and what his name should be. When running away from school bullies turns into a full-fledged adventure involving humans, horses, bats, a punch bowl and a multitude of finely made uniforms, Mouse Minor isn’t quite sure if his mouse life is to end shortly or if maybe, just maybe, these adventures could lead him into the heart of the palace and the presence of great Queen Victoria herself. Could this powerful, seemingly all-knowing queen have the answers he so desperately craves?
Filled with questions, answers and surprises, this is one adventure that is meant to be shared.
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