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Follows the experiences of an escaped pet shop mouse who descends into a utopian rat civilization before confronting threatening rebels, ravenous cats, and a generations-long battle involving deadly secrets.
Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2014]
ISBN: 9781442487819
Characteristics: 315 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: To, Vivienne


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May 19, 2019

This book was so good you should read it now! It had such a good story,good detail and have a heart warming story.

Apr 07, 2019

I have to say, I LOVE these books. They really are awesome and amazing. Their catchphrase is simple but true. "Bravery isn't measured by size. It is measured by heart." That was really true for little pup. I read the whole trilogy and it is awesome. You should definitely
read these books.

Okay. Now, a warning: a spoiler alert is up ahead, for all three books.

The catchphrase was REALLY true for little Pup. I mean, in book three, he rescued Hope from (spoiler) Devin. That was his name. Or something like that. No one can really blame him for becoming a villain after Hopper defeated Felina instead of him. You can't blame him for chalking a perfect black circle around his eye because he longed to be a 'Chosen One' like the rest of his litter. (Hopper and Pinkie) I really like how he became a pi-rat (even though he was not a rat) after. (pirate) I like how the reason Marcy was spending time elsewhere was because Dodger chose her to become the next La Rocha. I liked how La Rocha isn't just one being (they retire and switch). Oh and I noticed something. In the first book, there was one point of view. In the second, there were two (La Rocha-Dodger-, and Hopper.) In third book there were three (Hopper, Pup, La Rocha-Marcy-) I thank those who took time to read my review, though I can't blame ya if ya didn't. I mentioned there were spoilers. Well, I hope anyone who reads this has a nice day, this is a VERY good book.

I bestow upon you the full greatness of the amazing spiritual god La Rocha , good day.

PS: the original La Rocha was ACTUALLY A COCKROACH!!

Feb 13, 2017

I fun junior book with a heroic fantasy feel about a pet store mouse that escapes to the sewers only to fall into a conflict between mice and rats. This one definitely had darker themes than I was expecting (refugee camps, genocide, dark politics) but it made for a compelling read with high stakes.

Mar 26, 2016

This book is awesome, and Lisa Fiedler is now one of my favorite authors! I love how she puts a lot of thought into the emotions of the rats and mice, and I also love the illustrations by Vivienne To!!!! I love this trilogy!!

Dec 22, 2015

This book is for fans of the series Warriors and Redwall.
"Bravery isn't measured by size. It's measured by heart."

JCLChrisK Feb 04, 2015

A rousing adventure with just enough darkness to make the danger real and serious, with warring tribes of rats, mice, and cats, false utopias, royal conspiracies, prophecies, espionage, and vast underground realms. I found the book a bit slow and hard to get into at first, then was swept up in Hopper's journey from self-declared intellectual coward to mouse of action.


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Sep 08, 2014

black_cat_2443 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 12


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