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The Undergardeners
By author: Desmond Anthony Ellis
Selling Points: "Animals, courage, problem-solving"
ISBN: 9781551434100
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Mar/01/2006
Pages: 128
Fiction Ages 8-11
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $7.95
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And now he found himself in the middle of a strange group made up of several tiny people and numerous small animals. There was a mole with a pair of glasses perched on the end of its snout. A groundhog was holding a lantern between its jaws. Two mice held a miniature picnic basket between them. All of them stared at him with such an unafraid and curious intensity that Mouse felt a little uneasy.
Mouse is small for his age and tired of being teased about it. Then one night he discovers, much to his surprise and delight, that he fits perfectly (well, almost perfectly) into the Undergarden, a subterranean world beneath his backyard. Mouse befriends the Undergardeners—and helps them keep their existence safe from the dangerous world uptop. All that, and he never has to change out of his pajamas!
Canadian Teacher Magazine - March 1, 2007
"Fast-paced and contains many tense moments."
CM Magazine - June 23, 2006
"A little mystery and a little humor...This is a story that can and will be enjoyed by many children. Recommended"

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