Charlie Muffin's Miracle Mouse by Dick King-Smith

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Charlie Muffin knows mice. Long-haired mice. Curly-coated mice. Slate-blue mice. As a mouse farmer, he's bred them all. But Merry--a rather attractive new customer of Muffin's High-Class Mice--wants a mouse of a different color: a green mouse. To Charlie, a green mouse is like a flying pig -- impossible!

But against the odds, Charlie decides to go for the green. After all, if he succeeds, he'll be in the Guinness Book of World Records. And surely he'd win the highest prize at the Grand Mouse Championship Show. But most important, he'd make Merry happy. And if Merry's happy, Charlie's merry. It all sounds perfect to Charlie.

Now, if only he can work a mouse miracle...

Dick King-Smith's charm and wit abound in this affectionate, offbeat tale about a man, a mouse, and a dream.
 

About Dick King-Smith

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Dick King-Smith was born and raised in Gloucestshire, England. After twenty years as a farmer, he turned to teaching and then to writing the children's books that have received critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. Among his well-loved novels are Babe: The Gallant Pig, Harry's Mad, Martin's Mice, and Three Terrible Trins.Mr. King-Smith lives in a seventeenth-century cottage near Bristol, England.
 
Published March 16, 1999 by Crown Publishers. 128 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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King-Smith's (Babe) latest may leave fans feeling less than satisfied. The story shows glimmers of King-Smith's familiar oddball humor but overall feels hastily cobbled together. Bachelor Charlie Muff

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But there's little drama to fuel it other than the Grand Mouse Championship Show (which Charlie's pea-green mouse wins handily) and a subsequent attempted theft of the tiny champion, and the ending trails off in an anticlimax.

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