Monday, February 6, 2012

Secrets at Sea by Richard Peck

Helena, the eldest of four mouse siblings, makes a decision that changes their lives forever. When their human family travels to England to go husband hunting for their oldest daughter, the mouse family goes, too. Helena, Louise, Beatrice, and Lamont find much to amuse them on their voyage.

What I thought: I liked this one. Mice seem to be quite a trend lately in middle grade novels. I've read quite a few books by Richard Peck and apart from the humor this seems to be quite a departure for him. The way the mice's lives mirror their human counterparts is interesting. Helena was my favorite character perhaps because I'm also the oldest.

(Illus. Kelly Murphy. Dial, 2011)

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