Monday, October 31, 2016

MMGM - Word of Mouse

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

by James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein
Release date: December 12, 2016

James Patterson's newest illustrated middle grade story follows the illuminating journey of a very special mouse, and the unexpected friendships that he makes along the way.

What makes Isaiah so unique? First, his fur is as blue as the sky--which until recently was something he'd never seen, but had read all about. That's right--Isaiah can read, and write. He can also talk to humans...if any of them are willing to listen! After a dramatic escape from a mysterious laboratory, Isaiah is separated from his "mischief" (which is the word for a mouse family), and has to use his special skills to survive in the dangerous outdoors, and hopefully find his missing family. But in a world of cruel cats, hungry owls, and terrified people, it's hard for a young, lone mouse to make it alone. When he meets an equally unusual and lonely human girl named Hailey, the two soon learn that true friendship can transcend all barriers.

As soon as my ARC arrived, it was snatched up by my daughter, who read it in a day. She thought it was "super fun" and asked if she could share it with her friends before I read it. Of course, I said yes. As we all know, there is no such thing as a dud James Patterson book, regardless of genre or reading level. This is another sure-fire winner for MG readers.

Shannon Whitney Messenger decided it was time to give middle grade stories the attention they deserve, and "Marvelous Middle Grade Mondays" was born. For a full selection of MMGM posts, visit her website HERE.



Natalie Aguirre said...

That says a lot about this book that your daughter wanted to share this with her friends. I don't love animals as main characters so not sure this is for me.

Greg Pattridge said...

This writing duo is sure churning out the stories at record breaking pace. Looking forward to reading this one.

Joanne Roberts said...

Great! What age do you think this is for? Which of Patterson's other books did your daughter like? (Trying to figure out whether to buy it for my daughter or my son. Thanks.

Ms. Yingling said...

There are some dud Patterson books for me-- it just depends on who the real author is. This looks like it would be Grabenstein, but maybe he did write this one. Will have to take a look.

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