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Peck, Richard.
New York : Dial/Penguin, 2013
IL 3-6, RL 4.6
ISBN 0803738382
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An undersized young mouse with a distinctly shaped tail lives in the Royal Mews next to Buckingham Palace in London. He has no name, but lives with his Aunty Marigold who dresses him and sends him off to school. When bullied by the other school mice, he runs away seeking adventure and his identity. His journey of self-discovery occurs shortly before the celebration of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, with all of the pomp and majesty befitting her sixty years on the British throne. Helped along the way by other animals and some very memorable older mice, our hero is able to solve the mystery of who he really is. In this companion novel to Secrets at Sea, Richard Peck provides another charming look at the tiny world of mice, who are only a whisker away and everywhere you fail to look.   (Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher award, 2015)

SUBJECTS:     Mice -- Fiction.
                        Identity -- Fiction.
                        Social classes -- Fiction.
                        Kings, queens, rulers, etc. -- Fiction.
                        Buckingham Palace (London, England) -- Fiction.
                        Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901 -- Fiction.
                        Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Fiction.
                        Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
                        Adventure fiction.

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