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Martin's Mice

by Dick King-Smith

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My mother, a fifth grade teacher, recommended I read this book. It was a very cute, sweet read about a cat who fails at being a mouser -- sort of. It's adorable and sweet. ( )
  callmecayce | Dec 27, 2011 |
Fantastic book! Comical, interesting, paced just right. Martin is a well-meaning cat who just wants to keep pet mice, until he learns a lesson about freedom. ( )
  amandafack | Feb 23, 2011 |
Have you ever heard of a cat that doesn’t like to eat mice? Well, I have. Hi my name is Martin and I don’t like to eat mice. It all started when I caught a mouse called Drusilla and I ended up keeping her as a pet in the house bathtub, but then she has babies. When the babies got older they got tiered of staying in a bathtub so Martin let them free. If you want to find out if a cat will catch the babies and eat them you have to read Martins mice by: Dick-King Smith. ( )
  sasgrade4 | Dec 16, 2009 |
This would be a great book for reading aloud to kids--there's a lot of witty bits to keep adults chuckling to themselves. ( )
  snozzberry | Dec 31, 2006 |
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"Martin, a kitten, is branded a `wimp' by his siblings for his friendly interest in mice.  He loves caring for them and can't understand their desire for freedom.  Only when he becomes the pet of a big city apartment dweller does he realize why his pets deserted him.  An engaging animal fantasy with plenty of humorous insight into the human condition, King-Smith's story has humor and a fast pace which will appeal to younger readers."--School Library Journal (starred review)  

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A farm cat who doesn't want to catch mice keeps a family of them as pets in the barn; but then he is given away to a townswoman and acquires a new perspective.

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