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The Church Mice Adrift by Graham Oakley

The Church Mice Adrift (1976)

by Graham Oakley

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The fifth installment of Graham Oakley's series of humorous picture-books detailing the adventures of a group of church mice and their cat companion, The Church Mice Adrift sees our favorite rodents evicted from their home in the church vestry by a group of displaced rats (who, the author assures us, are "not really bad fellows, just a little rough"). Predictably, Humphrey pontificates and Arthur deflates, while Sampson the long-suffering comes up with a plan...

I continue to enjoy Oakley's series, which seems to be little known here in the United States, and is long out-of-print. Like The Church Mice Spread Their Wings before it, the humorous disconnect between the mice's perception of their cat companion, and Sampson's actual role as protector and savior, is rather charming. The colorful and very detailed illustrations will engross young readers, who will be rooting for the church mice and their homecoming. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Jul 17, 2013 |
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Sampson and the church mice use brains instead of brawn to rout a scurvy gang of displaced rats who have taken over the church.
Trouble’s brewing for the church mice! A group of rats have forced them out of their church – will they be able to hatch a clever plan to win their home back?
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The church cat and the church mice use brains instead of brawn to rout a scurvy gang of displaced rats who have taken over the church.

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