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Sent to live with her chef father and his wife in Oregon after having stayed with her inventor uncle and scientist mother in Cincinnati, ten-year-old misfit Megan is lonely until she starts working with some computer-savvy mice to try to save Mouse Nation--and the planet.
Publisher: New York : Disney Hyperion Books, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781423124894
Characteristics: 389 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Yue, Stephanie - Illustrator


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Mar 21, 2019

Aweeesome terrific book!! Sooo creative I love it

Ed12_0 Dec 18, 2016

I loved every page of it, I couldn't put it down. The plot twists and turns until Megan signs a treaty. Following this climactic event more people learn of her astonishing stories. I loved it and recommend it to all who love adventures of mice.

forbesrachel Oct 05, 2014

An event of epic proportions! Mousekind has gone digital. Breitrose puts her tale of a small mouse contacting a young girl on a grand scale. It is up to these two to usher in a new age for mice and for humankind too. For the most part, the tone is lighthearted with plenty of things to squeal about. The pure cuteness is epitomized by the pirouette, "smiles", the mice do. Their actions and observations of humans serve as the basis of the humour. Where the tone changes is in the content itself; family relations, climate change, and interspecies interactions all have serious implications. For Trey and Megan, well-intentioned manipulation transforms into real friendship. They are from different species so the author builds their relationship up gingerly. The mice have their own social structure, culture, and sign language. They gained intelligence by watching us, and their only limitation is the size difference. Then the Thumbtop is invented. The author takes great care to be as realistic as possible, even making the impossible seem plausible, especially regarding the ways in which mice accomplish tasks. Illustrations prove very helpful when demonstrating things like how they operate a human computer. Each chapter starts with its own adorable mouse silhouette atop the first letter. Mousenet is a testament to the power of the collective, but it also warns that pure obedience lacks sympathy. True cooperation comes only from a bond based on shared values.


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Jul 02, 2014

joycemas thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 12

red_squirrel_71 Apr 06, 2013

red_squirrel_71 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over


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Jul 02, 2014

When ten-year-old Megan helps her uncle invent the Thumbtop, the world's smallest computer, mice are overjoyed, and they want one for every mouse hole.

The Big Cheese, leader of the Mouse Nation, has orders: follow that girl-even if it means high-tailing it to Megan's new home on the other side of the country. While Megan struggles as the new girl, the mice wait for their chance. But when they tell Megan the biggest secret in the history of the world-mice have evolved, and they need her help-she isn't sure anyone will believe her. With all of Mouse Nation behind her, Megan could become the most powerful girl alive, but just how will she create a Thumptop for every mouse?

Brought to life with whimsical illustrations, Prudence Breitrose's debut novel is full of charm and adventure and will captivate today's computer-savvy middle-graders.


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