Word of Mouse
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Word of Mouse


James Patterson's newest illustrated middle grade story follows the illuminating journey of a very special mouse, and the unexpected friendships that he makes along the way.

What makes Isaiah so unique? First, his fur is as blue as the sky--which until recently was something he'd never seen, but had read all about. That's right--Isaiah can read, and write. He can also talk to humans...if any of them are willing to listen! After a dramatic escape from a mysterious laboratory, Isaiah is separated from his "mischief" (which is the word for a mouse family), and has to use his special skills to survive in the dangerous outdoors, and hopefully find his missing family. But in a world of cruel cats, hungry owls, and terrified people, it's hard for a young, lone mouse to make it alone. When he meets an equally unusual and lonely human girl named Hailey, the two soon learn that true friendship can transcend all barriers.

Title:Word of Mouse
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages

    Word of Mouse Reviews

  • Nicola Mansfield
    Dec 12, 2016

    James Patterson's name may be blazing on the cover and spine but it is because of the co-author, Chris Grabenstein, that I picked up this book. It's a truly delightful animal fantasy with themes of be...

  • Ms. Yingling
    Nov 14, 2016

    Library copyIsaiah, an electric blue mouse, escapes from an evil research laboratory but leaves his family behind. He manages to land in a very disorganized house with food all over the place, and a l...

  • Victoria
    Oct 25, 2016

    This book will be published in December; I received an ARC a couple of days ago. Chris Grabenstein has done another excellent job of creating a world for kids AND adults. And mice, of course. I look f...

  • Josh Newhouse
    Jul 28, 2016

    Chris and James have done it again! This book I will admit started a little slow oddly enough despite a decent amount of action but once Isaiah reached his new mischief it hit the pedal to the metal! ...

  • Sophie
    Jan 30, 2017

    I loved this book!! I definitely recommend this book for you. The story is about this mouse that is the youngest of his siblings. One day they escape from their home Isaiah is the only one left in the...

  • Rachel Wall
    Jun 11, 2017

    I'm an adult and I loved this book!!!! ...

  • Martha
    Feb 18, 2017

    I loved everything about brave little blue Isaiah, the mouse escapee from the Lamina Laboratory. He has extraordinary intellect and compassion for others, even his arch enemy the red-tailed hawk's bab...

  • Michele
    Jul 31, 2016

    I received a free copy of this book at ALA from the publisher. loved it! fantastic story and art about a talking mouse, his mischief (family) and adventures. stealing mice aside, it has good morals an...

  • Stefanie
    Oct 19, 2016

    Such a cute book with a heartwarming moral. Would be a great introduction for slightly older children to teach them about being kind not only to each other, but to all creatures, no matter how small. ...

  • Jackie
    Apr 05, 2017

    Initially, what little blue mouse, Isaiah lacks in courage, he makes up with a determined heart full of loyalty and camaraderie. He is a lab mouse where dastardly experiments are conducted upon him an...