Young Fredle

Young Fredle

Paperback - 2012
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Cynthia Voigt crafts a novel about discovery, perspective, and the meaning of home--all through the eyes of an affable and worried little mouse. Fredle is an earnest young fellow suddenly cast out of his cozy home behind the kitchen cabinets--into the outside. It's a new world of color and texture and grass and sky. But with all that comes snakes and rain and lawnmowers and raccoons and a different sort of mouse (field mice, they're called) not entirely trustworthy. Do the dangers outweigh the thrill of discovery? Fredle's quest to get back inside soon becomes a wild adventure of predators and allies, of color and sound, of discovery and nostalgia. And, as Fredle himself will come to understand, of freedom .

From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Yearling, 2012
ISBN: 9780375857874


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Fredle, a young mouse cast out of his home, faces dangers and predators outside, makes some important discoveries and allies, and learns the meaning of freedom as he struggles to return home.

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ChristchurchLib Jul 21, 2014

"Young Fredle (rhymes with "metal") is a very curious house mouse who pushes the limits of his home behind the kitchen cabinets. In the dangerous indoor world of humans and cats, injured mice are pushed out of the nest to fend for themselves, which is just what happens to Fredle after he eats a Peppermint Pattie that makes him ill. Thanks to a kind human, Fredle isn't killed, but ends up in the completely unfamiliar world outside the house. There he meets many new types of creatures -- some very deadly -- and has all sorts of adventures in his search for a new home. Readers who appreciate tales like Lois Lowry's Bless This Mouse will love Young Fredle." Kids' Books July 2014 newsletter

Aug 14, 2012

I loved this tale of a house mouse who finds himself outside of the kitchen for the first time and is learns to adapt his "mouse rules" to survive in the wild until he can find a way back to his nest behind the pantry wall. Oh, the adventures he has and the creatures he meets!

wilsona6 Jun 13, 2011

Fun family read-aloud-Great adventure story

May 09, 2011

Great read-aloud for ages 5+. If you liked Tale of Despereaux, you'll love Fredle!


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