Bless This Mouse

Bless This Mouse

By Lois Lowry; Eric Rohmann (Illustrator)

Harcourt Brace and Company, Paperback, 9780544439368, 160pp.

Publication Date: April 7, 2015


"Fun and lighthearted." "Publishers Weekly"

A resilient and quirky colony of church mice fears another Great X more than they fear cats. Under the Mouse Mistress Hildegarde's leadership, a resilient group of church mice save themselves from one danger after another sometimes by the skin of their tails Can one ultimate act of bravery during the feast day of St. Francis get Father Murphy to bless these mice and keep them safe forever?

Rife with humor and personality, this young middle-grade novel has an old-fashioned feel with the makings of a modern classic.

About the Author
Lois Lowry is the author of more than thirty books for young adults, including the popular Anastasia Krupnik series. She has received countless honors, among them the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the California Young Reader s Medal, and the Mark Twain Award. She received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, NUMBER THE STARS and THE GIVER. Her first novel, A SUMMER TO DIE, was awarded the International Reading Association s Children s Book Award. Ms. Lowry now divides her time between Cambridge and an 1840s farmhouse in Maine. To learn more about Lois Lowry, see her website at

Eric Rohmann was born in Riverside, Illinois in 1957. He grew up in Downers Grove, a suburb of Chicago. Eric won a Caldecott Honor Book award for "Time Flies, " and a Caldecott Medal award for "My Friend Rabbit"., andhas written four children's books: "My Friend Rabbit, The Cinder-Eyed Cats, Pumpkinhead, " and "A Kitten's Tale". Visit his website at