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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (505 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lois Lowry Narrator: Bernadette Dunne Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN: 9780307916280
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A church mouse is no ordinary mouse, and Hildegarde—the Mouse Mistress of Saint Bartholemew’s—is no ordinary mouse leader. It falls to her to keep all the church mice safe and out of sight.But when a few parishioners report mouse sightings, Hildegarde and the rest of the church mice must face a most dreadful consequence: the Great X. To complicate things, a ceremony called the Blessing of the Animals is fast approaching. Saint Bartholemew’s will soon be filled with pets . . . including cats! Oh, dear. Within the stately stone walls of the church, life is not as serene or safe as one might think. It will take the courage and patience of a—well, of a saint—to keep this scampering, squeaking tribe of Hildegarde’s intact.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie Forrest | 2/4/2014

    " The language of this book doesn't really match the story to me. The vocabulary is middle grade or higher while the story seems geared more towards the primary crowd. It strikes me as kind of the opposite of a high interest low vocab book. It took me about half the book to get into the story, but in the end, the story is quite charming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Arendt | 2/2/2014

    " good story. Hildegarde is Mouse Mistress and has the job of keeping the mice in the church safe. This requires cooperation on the part of the mice and some yelling at mice to stop reproducing! Lucretia thinks she would be a better Mouse Mistress and tries to undermine Hildegarde. When the Great X (exterminator) comes the mice need to be brave; they cleverly thwart the Great X, and Lucretia gets her comeuppance. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aberbe Berberian | 1/29/2014

    " Purchased on accident so I forced myself to read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine Wade | 1/23/2014

    " 'Bless this Mouse' is an adorable little novel that was a real joy to read. The illustrations through-out the novel made it easier to picture Hildegarde and her other companions and brought them to life in my imagination. Loved it!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roxy (r_a_black) | 1/20/2014

    " Man that mouse had a classist attitude. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bkwmn | 12/20/2013

    " I always enjoy Lois Lowry. What a versatile writer...anyone can enjoy a book by Ms. Lowry. Fun and different read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) | 12/17/2013

    " The language of this book, while appropriate to the story, would make this a better read aloud for younger students. I tend to not be a big fan of talking mice or well any animals - but this is a sweet story and many children tend to like animal stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelly | 12/12/2013

    " Very cute book about a group of church mice, who have to leave their homes because of the Great X. Hildegardeis the mouse mistress, and has to come up with how to get her clan of two hundred something mice out of the church for 2 days, and back before the feast of the animals. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 12/4/2013

    " Loved this book. Such a sweet story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 11/8/2013

    " I am a sucker for a great mouse story and this one didn't disappoint. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samm | 8/11/2013

    " A cute story about little mice who live in a church and have to fight off the Great"X." It's sweet, funny, and keeps you rooting for mice! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 7/5/2013

    " Ah! The matriarch of the church mouse population shows all the characteristics that you would expect a resident of St. Bartholemew's to have. Sweet story - sweet ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah Blake Dempsey | 4/19/2013

    " Bless This Mouse is a sweet, inspirational story about mice living in a church when they are faced with danger, jealousy and temptation. There are wonderful lessons for the young reader that are not too in your face, but told in a way the reader sees beauty in friendship, courage and leadership. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 8/28/2012

    " Very sweet and old-fashioned story of a group of church mice trying to go undetected in their church home. Tensions are running high as the Blessing of the Animals ceremony approaches because, if there's rain, it's held inside the church--oh no cats!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 3/20/2012

    " I liked this little story from one of my favorite authors. It just a short story about a group of church mice and their struggle to survive "The Great X." It was well paced and had some good humor and a good moral too it. I would recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aubrie Mabe | 7/15/2011

    " This was a cute little book about church mice and their attempts to avoid the Great X. I enjoyed reading this, but it was drastically different from The Giver which is one of my favorite books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renee Hall | 6/11/2011

    " An absolutely delightful little story, perfectly balanced, with just enough sweetness and just enough of Lowry's wry humor for spice, topped off with a surprisingly moving ending. Lovely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 5/6/2011

    " Hildegarde has a thankless job keeping the mice of Saint Bartholemew’s safe – from parishioners, cats, and the Great X – but fortunately she discovers true friends as the mice dodge each danger. With appealing illustrations and plenty of humor, this story is meant for young animal lovers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 5/1/2011

    " Secret life of a church mouse. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dennis | 4/26/2011

    " Cute, well-written. Definitely a notch above your standard heartwarming mouse story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pbaker | 4/24/2011

    " Using this as a read-aloud. I'm enjoying it. A heart-warming story about church mice and their role. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 4/24/2011

    " Lois Lowry just does it for me, and Bless This Mouse was no exception. Her writing is, as always, humorous, lovely, and humbling all at once. This is really such a cute book, pick it up for your kids if you're able and give it a read yourself, you won't be disappointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 4/22/2011

    " Great book for elementary kids. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Jane | 4/20/2011

    " Even though I recently led a battle against a family of rodents in my outside storage, I am completely in love with these mice! Especially the way they turn a phrase: "I am commanding you to stop this incessant reproduction!" Fantastic! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Louisa | 4/17/2011

    " "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH" was my favorite as a child and although Lowry's mice tale is not nearly as strange and wonderful, I still love any kids book that explores the imagined interior and exterior lives of animal communities. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Kay | 4/15/2011

    " My hero has done it again. This is a lovely book for younger children about mice who live in a church. I just love Lois Lowry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 4/12/2011

    " Just darling...I really had fun reading this. I gave it to my niece as a gift for her First Communion! "

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About the Author
Author Lois Lowry

Lois Lowry has written many books beloved by children and adults alike. From the popular Anastasia Krupnik series to her bestselling novel The Giver, her books have garnered dozens of national, international, and state honors and awards, including two Newbery Medals.

About the Narrator

Bernadette Dunne is the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and has twice been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. She studied at the Royal National Theatre in London and the Studio Theater in Washington, DC, and has appeared at the Kennedy Center and off Broadway. She lives in Brooklyn.