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4.48 out of 54.48 out of 54.48 out of 54.48 out of 54.48 out of 5 4.48 (23 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jean Van Leeuwen Narrator: Daniel Bostick Publisher: Full Cast Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2007 ISBN:
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Can three brave mice save Christmas?

Merciless Marvin the Magnificent is back! (Which means, of course, that Fats the Fuse and Raymond the Rat are along for the ride).

When Marvin makes his way into Macy's department store, he thinks he's discovered the best deal a mouse could wish for. But no sooner has he gathered his gang, and then gotten them cozily settled into a dollhouse in the toy department, than Macy's Santa goes missing.

The world outside is cold and dangerous. But Marvin and his pals will risk whatever they must to crack the crime, rescue Santa, and save Christmas!

Bonus Feature: A Visit From St. Nicholas, as read by Merciless Marvin himself!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jay | 10/17/2013

    " My mother read me this book when I was a child and I read it to my children every year. One of my favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 8/20/2013

    " 3rd grade memory... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele | 8/1/2013

    " Best Christmas-fiction-story ever written. Take that Dickens! I have been hunting used book stores for the edition I read when I was little but have yet to find it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corinne Lundstrum | 7/1/2013

    " If you have children you owe it to them (and yourself) to read this to them during Christmas season. There was also a sequel that I loved. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lambknitj | 3/29/2013

    " Great read aloud holiday book for kids! I'm a huge mouse fan, so it was right my alley. Cute humor. I have a copy if someone wants to borrow it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 3/11/2013

    " IMO, one the best Christmas stories for children ages 7-12. I read this book every Christmas when I was younger. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 2/17/2013

    " Hard to go wrong with a book about mice who live in a dollhouse in the toy department of Macy's, and make friends with the Macy's Santa. A very successful read-aloud with the eight-year-old. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 11/26/2012

    " still my favorite book. i need another copy of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 10/24/2012

    " I'm not usually a fan of animal books. But the mice in this book are so humorous amd human-like I couldn't help but enjoy their escapades. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tessa Joy | 5/17/2012

    " This is going to be a staple read for Christmas for me and my husband. It's clever, cute, and very enjoyable. I loved reading it as a child, and I still love reading it as an adult. Make it a Christmas tradition in your homes! It's a great read aloud book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassie Meyer | 2/1/2012

    " This is a book I read every year around Christmas time, since I first read it in second grade. It is cute - and written in first person point of view, so a good example of that for teachers out there! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 1/31/2012

    " It's awesome! Read it! It is more of a kid's book, but anyone can read, understand, and enjoy this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Qt | 12/15/2011

    " I read this a while ago and was delighted to re-read it this year. I thought it was cute, fun, quite amusing, and a very nice Christmas book--perfect for me :-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen Barnes | 9/8/2011

    " Great to read to young kids. My girls enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Effie | 8/30/2011

    " This book is so much fun. This is one of two Christmas books I would use in the classroom every year. Three mice living in a dollhouse in the toy department of a store realize the store Santa has been kidnapped. S of course they set out to rescue him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 12/7/2010

    " It's awesome! Read it! It is more of a kid's book, but anyone can read, understand, and enjoy this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Effie | 3/18/2010

    " This book is so much fun. This is one of two Christmas books I would use in the classroom every year. Three mice living in a dollhouse in the toy department of a store realize the store Santa has been kidnapped. S of course they set out to rescue him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lambknitj | 12/19/2009

    " Great read aloud holiday book for kids! I'm a huge mouse fan, so it was right my alley. Cute humor. I have a copy if someone wants to borrow it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corinne | 7/10/2009

    " If you have children you owe it to them (and yourself) to read this to them during Christmas season. There was also a sequel that I loved. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 1/9/2009

    " Great to read to young kids. My girls enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassie | 12/13/2008

    " This is a book I read every year around Christmas time, since I first read it in second grade. It is cute - and written in first person point of view, so a good example of that for teachers out there! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele | 4/29/2008

    " Best Christmas-fiction-story ever written. Take that Dickens! I have been hunting used book stores for the edition I read when I was little but have yet to find it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 4/3/2008

    " I'm not usually a fan of animal books. But the mice in this book are so humorous amd human-like I couldn't help but enjoy their escapades. "

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About the Author
Author Jean Van Leeuwen

Jean Van Leeuwen is the author of more than fifty children’s books, from picture books to beginning readers to middle-grade fiction, including The Great Cheese Conspiracy and Five Funny Bunnies: Three Bouncing Tales. Her books have won numerous awards, including the William Allen White Award, the South Carolina Children’s Book Award, the Washington Irving Children’s Choice Award, and many ALA Notable Book citations. Her popular Oliver and Amanda Pig Easy-to-Read series was called “timeless as the truths of childhood” by the New York Times. A former children’s book editor, she lives in Chappaqua, New York.