Siblings Alice, Alex, and Alistair seem like perfectly normal young mice.
Siblings Alice, Alex, and Alistair seem like perfectly normal young mice. There’s nothing terribly different or special about any of them, and if Alistair is the only mouse with ginger fur that they’ve ever seen, then what does it matter?
As it happens, it matters quite a bit, which the youngsters discover when Alistair goes missing. As the remaining two go searching for their brother, the latter finds himself quite literally landing on top of a young mouse by the name of Tibby Rose whom he has never met. Despite their differences, the two young mice do have one thing in common: they have the same color fur. Though this does not seem, at first, to be an incredibly startling fact, in the town of Souris it means a great deal: everyone is either quite afraid of them or quite hateful towards them, though neither knows why this is.
“The Secret of the Ginger Mice” by Frances Watts is a charming book that is sure to bring a smile to your face, despite the noble but rather overstated message of racism as a major issue in today’s society. From the sweet characters to the excellent word choice and funny and lively antics of the young mice, this is sure to be a quick, enjoyable, and memorable read for all ages! Don’t waste any time: join Alice, Alex, and Alistair in a quest to unravel the secret of the ginger mice in this, the first installment of the Song of the Winns trilogy!