September 2, 2012

Malcolm at Midnight

cover image of Malcolm at Midnight
W.H. Beck

Malcolm is the classroom pet for Mr. Binney’s fifth grade class. Mistaken for a mouse, Malcolm is actually a small rat who has an identity crisis when he discovers rats are looked down upon by other animals. Malcolm joins the Midnight Academy, a group of classroom pets that use bells, codes, computers and cellphones to communicate. Determined to prove his worthiness, Malcolm investigates cases of theft, vandalism, and thwarts the evil of a rogue cat. His exciting adventures are clever and zany – debut author Beck has created a delightful new rodent for fans of Beverly Cleary’s Ralph S. Mouse. Ages 9-12