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King-Smith, Dick 
New York : Hyperion, 1997.
IL 3-6, RL 5.3
ISBN 0786811560
Have you ever seen a mouse read?  Did you know there could be a mouse hiding in your classroom right now?  Have you ever checked?  They hide under the floor, in the ceiling, and behind books on the bookshelves!  (throw a stuffed mouse to the kids)
                    In School Mouse there is a family of mice living in the school - mostly for shelter and leftovers.  But not Flora ­ Flora is interested in what the children are learning.  She listens in on the lessons and eventually begins to read.  Her family is not interested in learning however, and sees no benefit to reading.  Until one day when Flora finds a bag marked “poison” and tries to save her family before they eat it all up. This scares away the mice family and they decide to migrate to a nearby field.  But Flora wants to continue her lessons, so she stays behind in the school to learn more.  Find out what happens to Flora and her family as they eventually reunite in the school and make it their permanent home, and don’t forget to look out for mice in your school! (Lena Michaud,
SUBJECTS:     Mice -- Fiction.
                        Reading -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Fiction.


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