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)
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
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/