Secrets at Sea by Richard Peck

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The adorable tale of a family of mice stowaways on an adventurous ship's journey

In the beloved tradition of The Borrowers, The Tale of Despereaux, and The Cricket in Times Square, here is an irresistible adventure story about the tiny creatures who secretly live among us humans, as only Newbery Medal winner Richard Peck could imagine it. Set on a grand cruise ship to England in 1887, this beautifully illustrated tale of a charming family of mice is full of laughs, near misses, and surprises. Multiple-award-winning author Richard Peck at his best and most playful!
 

About Richard Peck

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Richard Peck, author of more than thirty novels, is one of the most celebrated children's book writers in the country. He has won the Newbery Medal, the Edgar Award, the Margaret A. Edwards Award, a National Humanities Medal, and twice been a National Book Award finalist, among many other honors. He lives in New York City (when not visiting London his favorite home away from home).
 
Published October 13, 2011 by Puffin Books. 256 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Travel. Fiction

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Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1979 ISBN: 0440402700 Page count: 1...

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Helena Cranston, oldest surviving member of her family after the deaths of both her parents and her sisters Vicky and Alice, has her hands full: dreamy sister Beatrice and skittery sister Louise keep sneaking out at night—Helena fears inappropriate liaisons—while brother Lamont skips school for m...

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Newbery Medalist Peck’s (A Year Down Yonder) dry wit and gentle jabs at social mannerisms appear in full force in this charming tale of a 19th-century mouse family traveling abroad.

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Once aboard the ship, the mouse Cranstons are thrown in with the knowledgable and dashing mouse Nigel who immediately takes Helena's little brother Lamont on as his helper.

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As the oldest, Helena has other worries -- sister Louise insists on being friends with human Cranston Camilla (perilous, in the centuries-old relationship in which the human family tends not to know about its rodent counterpart), sister Beatrice is sneaking out at night to meet an undesirable boy...

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Helena meets new mice as well, including the royal Duchess of Cheddar Gorge, who is the mouse of the human Princess Louise, daughter of Queen Victoria.

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As the oldest, Helena has other worries -- sister Louise insists on being friends with human Cranston Camilla (perilous, in the centuries-old relationship in which the human family tends not to know about its rodent counterpart), sister Beatrice is sneaking out at night to meet an undesirable boy...

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I’m not sure that I have a hope of actually getting any of these predictions right since I’ve read only a handful of books in any of the genres, but it’s fun, anyway.

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