#268 – About A Cat Named Mouse by Anna Alden-Tirrill

Sue at Kid Lit Reviews is still ill. The book review for A Cat Named Mouse: The Miracle of Answered Prayer  by Anna Alden-Tirrill will be delayed.

In the meantime, I searched Goggle and found a review of Anna’s book.

Publisher: White Cottage Publishing Co. (November 19, 2012)        cat named mouse
Language: English
ISBN-10: 188583120X
ISBN-13: 978-1885831200  

Paperback: 190 pages

Also available for Kindle.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   From the author’s website:

This book, inspired by an actual story, introduces us to Annie, a twelve-year-old seventh grader. She tells us the story of how her tabby cat named Mouse went missing because a large animal pulled the screen out of the window where she was sitting. Annie becomes worried because her cat had never been outside. She realizes that Mouse was vulnerable to predatory animals, storms, and the high July heat. Will Mouse ever return home? Will she end up the victim of a coyote or some other wild animal? Will she die of exposure or starvation? Annie and her family teach us about prayer and trusting God to bring Mouse home.

Review by The Children’s Teen and Book Connection

BLURB: First in the Annie’s Adventures Series. Annie, a twelve-year-old seventh grader, learns a lot about prayer and faith while searching for her missing cat named Mouse.
FIRST CHAPTER: In the first chapter, we meet Annie. Her adoptive parents have always made her feel special. Her father teaches astronomy and her mother works from home. Faith in God has always played a big role in Annie’s life. The family attends church on Sunday, where Annie gets to attend Sunday school and participate in the children’s choir. Annie likes soccer and hats, and her family has taken some great vacations together.

FOURTH CHAPTER: By this time, Mouse is missing. Each morning, the family prays for God’s guidance on how they should approach their search. They ask for God to protect Mouse because it is storm season and they want her to stay safe until she is returned to them. But even if Mouse doesn’t come home, Annie prays God will help someone find Mouse and take her to live with them.

KEEP READING: I have to admit, it was a challenge to try and determine if I would keep reading based upon two separate chapters. I can honestly say, however, if I had only read the first chapter, I wouldn’t have continued. The introductory chapter is long and lacks focus. It attempts to give readers every little tid-bit about 

That said, I found the fourth chapter engaging. It shows Annie and her parents putting their plan into action, depending upon God to answer their prayers and to guide them as they search for Mouse.

Alden-Tirrill has chosen a great voice for Annie . The book also has a superb message, so I would probably read it in its entirety to get a good feel for the author’s writing style, and to see if the book as a whole captured my interest. http://childrensandteensbookconnection.wordpress.com/2013/01/11/first-chapter-review-a-cat-named-mouse-by-anna-alden-tirrill/

Visit the author: http://www.catnamedmouse.com/

Purchase from the author’s website or at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.  

Posted by Diane M. Robinson.

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