The Mouse Family Robinson (Hardcover)

By Dick King-Smith, Nick Bruel (Illustrator)

Roaring Brook Press, 9781596433267, 80pp.

Publication Date: August 19, 2008




"You mean you're going to have a baby?" ""Babies."" The Robinsons are expecting...trouble, that is. With six newborn mousekins and more to come, the whole family is terrified of the savage cat who stalks the hallways. After a close call, little Beaumont, the pluckiest of the lot, decides it's time to find a new, feline-free home. On their quest, the Robinsons meet an unlikely cast of characters--mice and

humans, friends and foes--but wherever they go, they are sure to find one thing: adventure. With simple prose, gentle humor, and playful illustrations, MOUSE FAMILY ROBINSON is sure to satisfy new readers.

About the Author

Dick King-Smith (1922-2011) was the author of dozens of popular books for children, including "Babe: The Gallant Pig" and "The Water Horse," both of which were adapted into major motion pictures. Born in Gloucestershire, England, King-Smith served in World War II, farmed for twenty years and, later, taught elementary school. The inspiration for many of his best-selling animal stories came from his farm and his animals. Nick Bruel is the author and illustrator of "New York Times" bestseller "Boing," "Bad Kitty," "Bad Kitty Gets a Bath" and "Bad Kitty Meets the Baby," among others. Nick is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist, and during his down time, he collects PEZ dispensers and grows tomatoes in the backyard. He lives in Tarrytown, NY with his wife Carina and their lovely cat Esmerelda.

Praise For The Mouse Family Robinson

"Bruel's lively, detailed black-and-white cartoon art appears throughout, adding to the book's humor and charm. A delightful addition for newly independent readers."--School Library Journal "Bruel’s gray-toned illustrations add charm and interest throughout this short but complete story. An appealing animal adventure for those ready to graduate from early readers."--Kirkus Reviews