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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 128
Themes: animals, courage, problem-solving
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Mar/2006
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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!

CM Magazine
"A little mystery and a little humor...This is a story that can and will be enjoyed by many children. Recommended"
United Church Observer
"It made me wish there were more stories about the Undergardeners. Reading this story made me feel glad that we don't use weedkiller that might hurt the gnomes and animals living under the ground." - Isaac Workman, 8, Calgary
Canadian Teacher Magazine
"Fast-paced and contains many tense moments."

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