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Can four intrepid mice save an entire country?One summer morning in the small town of Smiggins, Alice and Alex awake to find their triplet brother Alistair has mysteriously vanished! After learning a family secret, Alice and Alex immediately set off to find Alistair with only a mysterious letter to guide them. Alistair, however, must make sense of falling from the sky ontoCan four intrepid mice save an entire country?One summer morning in the small town of Smiggins, Alice and Alex awake to find their triplet brother Alistair has mysteriously vanished! After learning a family secret, Alice and Alex immediately set off to find Alistair with only a mysterious letter to guide them. Alistair, however, must make sense of falling from the sky onto Tibby Rose, the only other ginger-colored mouse he has ever met.With enemy spies hot on their tails, Alice and Alex's adventure quickly turns into a dangerous and desperate race. And for every clue that Alistair and Tibby Rose uncover, another mystery is seemingly revealed. Helping an oppressed country and its people aside, all that these four mice want to do is find each other and their way home.The first book in Frances Watt's The Song of the Winns trilogy, The Secret of the Ginger Mice is an extraordinary tale of spontaneous acts of courage, infallible friendships, and innocent rebellions....

Title : The Secret of the Ginger Mice
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ISBN : 9780762444106
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 304 Pages
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The Secret of the Ginger Mice Reviews

  • Wendywu
    2019-01-30 12:23

    loved this book. Everything we finished reading, my daughter and I would discuss things, and try to guess what would come next. And while we were reading, we would try to anticipate what was coming. A great book! She didn't want me to stop reading! We can't wait for the next two books!

  • Book Bazaar
    2019-02-01 20:19

    A delightful read full of adventure. This is the first in the series and will be perfect for independent little readers from 8 - 14.

  • Maeleah
    2019-02-12 19:40

    Two mice,Alice and Alex, with human like qualities, discover their brother is missing and go searching for him. Alistair, their triplet brother, is whisked away and literally lands on Tibby many, many miles away. Alistair and Tibby go on an adventure, as they try to find Alistair's home, while Alice and Alex have quite the adventures trying to find Alistair. This starts off slowly and then toward the end gets more exciting as disaster almost strikes several times. However, there seems to be this underlying adult tone that hints at current world affairs, like countries fighting with each other and people discriminating against others just because they are or are not a certain color or breed. I'm not sure what age I would recommend it for. Because of the animorphic mice, it would seem more likely to appeal to 4th-5th graders, yet some of the potential issues would seem to be aimed at an older audience.

  • Angela
    2019-02-04 13:19

    What a delightful book! I wanted to say "delightful little book," but I guess 300 pages isn't all that little. It feels that way, though, because it is so fast-paced. I had a little trouble getting used to the fact that the characters had so many similar reference points to us as humans, even though it doesn't seem like humans exist in this universe. And the pirate bit felt slightly tacked-on. But other than that, I really enjoyed this book. I especially enjoyed that while there was enough action and dialog to keep kids interested, there was also enough deeper stuff going on to keep me, as a former English major, interested too. I kept trying to figure out which country Gerander most resembled from our history. I think this would be a great book to share with kids, but it's also good enough to just read it for yourself, if you're looking for something fun and quick.

  • Rebecca
    2019-02-10 15:44

    This is the first book in the "Song of the Winns," an important aspect I momentarily forgot while reading. If not read with sequencing in mind, I can see how a reader might be frustrated with the continuum of the story. It is very much an adventure; however, many loose ends remain as to what will come of the three mice and their acquaintances regarding a political conflict among mouse nations. If you put aside all expectation of a conclusion, an obvious duty of any reader of a series, the action-packed journey by these mice is quite the delightful ride.

  • Jaimie Noonan
    2019-02-16 15:42

    This book was really great as even though all the characters are animals, it still shows themes of the human world e.g. racism, trust, wars, secrecy and lies and deceit. Though every person who reads a good book says "It transports you to a different world" , this book really does transport you to the world of Souris, Gerander and Smiggins. The book is one of those, I can't put it down books. I feel that this book should be read by 11 and over as there are some themes and ideas that younger people would not understand.

  • Summer24
    2019-02-16 15:26

    Once you got past the fact you were reading about mice, this was a great adventure with plenty of unanswered questions for a sequel. It is a treat to read great juvenile literature. I gave the copy I had to my mom to read. She enjoyed it as well. There is quite a bit of excitement, but if you are one like me that can only take so much suspense, you could fall back on the knowledge that it is about mice. It allowed it to seem less real than when a novel has human characters.

  • Judy
    2019-01-22 16:34

    A fantastic series for upper primary aged children. This series is packed with Fearless Frances Watts Witticisms to make you smile, has adventure enough to keep you reading late into the night, and covers some lovely family and identity themes all of which are beautifully resolved by the end of the final book. Oh, and plenty of cheese. What more could you want?*I'm leaving the stars blank for any Frances Watts books because I'm too biased to give a valid rating.

  • Jane G Meyer
    2019-02-17 17:16

    Read this story aloud with my eight-year-old. It was quite the adventure, and we traded off reading, passing the book back and forth. The book itself is beautiful to hold--very well crafted--with thick pretty pages and pen and ink illustrations. And the characters were adorable, running from bad guys, making friends, having to be smart, and strong, and not give up...I could see a little more humor as helpful, but overall such a great, fast-moving tale.

  • Diana
    2019-02-16 17:18

    This was a really charming and enjoyable read. The first book in a planned trilogy, it follows the adventures of mouse triplets Alistair, Alice, and Alex and a new friend, Tibby Rose, in a story of adventure and homecoming that involves spies, wandering-gypsy types, and pirates. Tight writing and fun cliffhanger chapter endings make it a pleasure to read with (or without) little kids.

  • Susan Iverson
    2019-01-28 18:20

    Book 1 of the Gerander Trilogy -- a fun adventure! i look forward to book 2 in the trilogy. Of note: this book was originally released in Australia as "the song of the winns" and I read the U.S. edition (renamed as "the secret of the ginger mice")

  • PWRL
    2019-02-11 19:18


  • Michelle Chan
    2019-02-10 19:43

    A story that revolves around war, social discrimination of ginger mice and how children always suffer the most.

  • Jodie Wells-Slowgrove
    2019-02-10 14:19

    Love the characters, such gorgeous little mice. Endless cliffhangers left me always wanting more. Looking forward to book 2.

  • Kevin Hodgson
    2019-02-13 15:18

    Doing read-aloud with my son -- mice and mystery ....

  • Mrs Child
    2019-01-21 12:15

    First book in The Gerander Trilogy, plenty of adventure, excitement and kidnapping! Lovely mice characters with human attributes.

  • Dawn
    2019-01-23 13:44

    Great story about two mice who are ginger colored in a world where ginger color is not accepted. Fun if you like talking animal adventures.

  • Rachel
    2019-02-14 13:40

    Enjoyable read-aloud with my 7-year-old son. We are both hooked and ready for #2.

  • Melissa
    2019-01-22 20:15

    Cute enough.