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Halloween mice!
Roberts, Bethany.
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Publication Information:
New York : Houghton Mifflin, [2003, c1995]

℗2003, ©1995
Physical Description:
1 audiocassette : analog + 1 book (32 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm)
Mice whirling and skipping on Halloween night are threatened by an approaching cat, until they come up with a scary trick to defend themselves.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.6 0.5 45436.

Format :
Sound Cassette

Sound Recording


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Material Type
Home Location
Central Library CASSETTE KIT 1302 Juvenile Current Holiday Item Childrens Area-Holiday
Concord Library CASSETTE KIT 1302 Juvenile Media Kit Media Kits
Hamburg Library CASSETTE KIT 1302 Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
Williamsville Library CASSETTE KIT 1302 Juvenile Media Kit Media Kits
Frank E. Merriweather Library J PIC BOOK Juvenile Fiction Holiday

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Simple, spirited verse and lively watercolors capture the excited anticipation and shivery delight of a favorite holiday. Four Halloween mice dress up in costumes for a midnight romp in the pumpkin patch. But they hadn't counted on a Halloween cat! Children will applaud as the mice's clever plan scares the cat away-and the littlest mouse gets the last laugh.

Author Notes

Doug Cushman is a veteran mystery writer for children and the illustrator of more than 100 picture books. Among his many popular books are the seven HOLIDAY MICE books, written by Bethany Roberts. He lives in Northern California and Paris. Bethany Roberts has written several popular books for children, including seven Holiday Mice books, Monster Manners , Cat Parade , and Waiting-for-Christmas Stories . She lives in Hamden, Connecticut. Visit her website at "

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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-This is a simple, lighthearted tale of partying mice on Halloween who outwit a prowling cat with a trick of their own. After the party, when the mice are falling asleep, a small mouse pulls a prank of his own. Jane Staab's reading captures the tone of mischief, suspense, and fun of Bethany Roberts' original book (Clarion, 1995). With Doug Cushman's smoky watercolors and adorable mice, the effect is perfect. One side of the tape has page-turn signals and the other side is told uninterrupted. Unfortunately, the monotonous and synthetic background music detracts from the appeal of this audio version. Nonetheless, with the demand for Halloween materials, this set will not stay on the shelves long.-Cynthia Grabke, Thayer Public Library, Braintree, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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