Lois Lowry is known for her versatility as a writer. She has received countless honors, including two Newbery Medals for Number the Stars and The Giver. She divides her time between Cambridge, Massachusettts, and a farmhouse in Maine. Visit her website at www.loislowry.com. Eric Rohmann won the Caldecott Medal for My Friend Rabbit, and a Caldecott Honor for Time Flies. He lives in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. Visit his website at www.ericrohmann.com.
"An impeccably constructed, good-humored adventure filled with master plans, near disasters, and brave rescues, all gently frightening for readers even younger than the target audience. Lowry creates a cozy church environment of lenient sextons, disheveled organists, and skittish Altar Guild ladies, from a mouse's point-of-view. Fun and lighthearted."--Publishers Weekly"This gently Christian piece with Rohmann's earnest pencil illustrations will please talking-animal fans."--Kirkus Reviews"Likely to be enjoyed by future readers of Avi's 'Poppy' sequence (HarperCollins)."--School Library Journal"Lowry gilds her story with quaint details, extended in Rohmann's charming spot and full-page illustrations, which reinforce the comedy and action and further develop the memorable characters. With touches of surprise and a satisfyingly predictable resolution, this is a strong choice for both classroom sharing and independent reading."--Booklist"A fine short novel for independent readers and a wonderful readaloud story for younger children. Lois Lowry again proves herself the go-to gal in children's lit."--Books for Kids blog"Author Lois Lowry has been writing a variety of children's and teen books for decades and with this title continues to entertain with a thoughtful story about cooperation, kindness, and faith."--BSCKids.com