The Orphan and the Mouse

By FREEMAN, Martha

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ISBN
9780823431670 9780823432592
Publisher
Holiday House


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2014  |  Grades 5-8

Gr 4–6—In 1949 Philadelphia, the shrewd Mrs. Helen George operates The Cherry Street Home for orphans. Unbeknownst to her, a colony of mice also dwells within the orphanage's walls. One particular mouse, Mary, becomes friends with a little girl, Caro, and that friendship sets the stage for many events in the story. Caro, disfigured from burns suffered in a fire, is a natural leader, so Mrs. George cult...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on August 1, 2014

The orphan in question is Caro. Disabled and with a tragic backstory, she resides in an orphanage under the command of the cold, manipulative Mrs. George. The threat? Banishment to an even worse facility. The mouse is the competent Mary, also a resident of the orphanage, who lives in a mouse community led by the corrupt and power-hungry Director Randolph. Her threat? The exterminators. These two stories merge i...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

Caro resides in an orphanage under the command of manipulative Mrs. George. Mouse Mary lives in a mouse community led by corrupt Director Randolph. ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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