May 26, 2013

The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail

cover image of The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail
Richard Peck

Mouse Minor, a tiny orphaned mouse with a question mark shaped tail, narrates this story of his life and his quest to find his true heritage. Raised by his "aunt" Marigold he attends the Royal Mews Mouse Academy where he is bullied. Determined to find his identity, he flees the school and travels to visit Queen Victoria during her Diamond Jubilee. He's certain the wise queen can tell him who he is. This small hero's brushes with danger and charming observations are told in delightful detail by Newbery author Peck (A Year Down Yonder, 2000)