Monday, June 9, 2014

Bibliophile's Corner

Mouseheart
by Lisa Fiedler

Amazon Description:
The Warriors series meets Redwall in the first book in an epic animal adventure series set in the subway tunnels of Brooklyn.

Hopper is just an ordinary pet mouse before he escapes. Soon he finds himself below the bustling streets of Brooklyn, deep within the untamed tangles of transit tunnels, and in Atlantia, a glorious utopian rat civilization.

But all is not what it seems. Though Hopper is treated as a royal guest, he misses his siblings that he lost in the escape attempt. That, and Atlantia is constantly threatened by the rebels who wish to bring the city to its knees. And there are cats everywhere in Atlantia, cats that leave the citizens unharmed & #8230; and no one can seem to answer why.

Soon, Hopper is caught in the crosshairs of a colossal battle, one that crosses generations and species. As the clashes rage, Hopper earns terrible, extraordinary secrets: Deadly secrets about Atlantia. Painful secrets about his friends.

And one powerful secret about his destiny.

My Thoughts:
Lisa Fiedler has penned a wonderful animal adventure/fantasy novel - the first in a series. The underground subway setting of Atlantia and the twists and turns in the exciting plot, are what made this middle grade story so special for me. And, like many children's books that feature anthropomorphic animals, the author skillfully weaves themes of substance, using her colorful characters, into the storyline of Mouseheart. They include: family, friendship, and trust. I would definitely recommend Mouseheart to readers from the ages of eight to twelve.

To visit the website for Mouseheart, click here: http://www.mouseheart.com/

2 comments:

  1. I never got around to reading Redwall but I know many people who enjoyed it. I'll have to make that up with this book.

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    1. I have only read the very first book in the Brian Jacques' series; but my youngest son - Brian - became a good reader by consuming many of the British writer's books.

      Mouseheart is not quite as complex as Redwall, in my opinion. It's probably closer to the books in the Warrior series. Have a great week, Sara!

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