A mouse, stranded in enemy territory on a dangerous midnight mission, is rescued from certain death by a gentle orphan named Caro McKay. Neither mouse nor child knows it, but from this point forward, their fates are intertwined.

It’s easy to see how a child might rescue a mouse, but how does a mouse rescue a child?

Set in Philadelphia in 1949, “The Orphan and the Mouse” is an action-packed, suspenseful and original adventure populated with memorable characters and laced with humor. It is also a celebration of art’s power to bring together people (or creatures) with radically different perspectives.

 

"An original, rousing mouse adventure in the tradition of 'Stuart Little.'"  Kirkus Reviews

 

"With dashes of mystery, intrigue, and adventure, this tale of friendship is endearing."   School Library Journal