Hopper is just an ordinary pet-shop mouse—until 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 as it seems. Hopper misses Pinkie and Pup, the siblings he lost in the escape attempt. Atlantia is constantly threatened by roving rebels who wish to bring the city to its knees. And there are cats everywhere, cats who would normally eat a rodent in a second, but leave the rats unharmed . . . and no one can seem to answer why.
Soon Hopper is caught in the crosshairs of an epic battle, one that spans generations and species. As the clashes rage, Hopper learns terrible, extraordinary secrets. Deadly secrets about Atlantia. Painful secrets about his friends.
And one powerful secret about himself.
If you work with middle graders, you know that animal fantasy is huge. My middle graders are forever asking for books like Warriors or Redwall or The Familiars. And now I can add Mouseheart to my list of suggestions of what to read next.
This is the start to a series and it's full of adventure, action, great characters and a main character with lots of heart. I know my animal fantasy fans will love this one and I love that it's a series so they know more adventures are coming.
And if you have readers who like the book, be sure to tell them to visit the Mouseheart website!
The amazing folks at Simon & Schuster want to help get tweens reading this summer with a great prize pack of books! One lucky winner will receive The Search for Wondla, Mouseheart, and Belly Up (which was on our state award list a couple of years ago and my tween readers loved it!) If you're on need of some great summer reading picks, be sure to check out these books!
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