A Mouse Tail on Mackinac Island: A Mouse Family's Island Adventure In Northern Michigan

 
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A Mouse Tail on Mackinac Island: A Mouse Family's Island Adventure In Northern Michigan
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Age Range
6+
Release Date
June 01, 2022
ISBN
1615996540
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On a warm summer day in northern Michigan, a family of mice finds their way to Mackinac Island, the "jewel of the Great Lakes," to start a new life. Tag along and enter a world of whimsy in A Mouse Tail on Mackinac Island.

Join the family--Father Mouse, a lover of cheese; Mother Mouse, a singer of lullabies; Max Mouse, a collector of stamps and Millie and Maizy Mouse, sweet little babies--as they search for the perfect home. What adventures will they have? Where will they live? What dangers will they encounter? With vibrant illustrations and a charming story, A Mouse Tail on Mackinac Island will capture both your heart and imagination.

"Soon to become a Mackinac favorite - make way for this amusing and entertaining story. Whimsical illustrations, filled with recognizable details, engage the reader throughout this thoughtful book. Who wouldn't want to join the little Mouse family on an island adventure?" --Jennifer Powell, author and illustrator, What I Saw on Mackinac

"Maggie Chambers and Summer Porter have created a fun and colorful adventure of a family of mice all readers will enjoy - and, like a bite of island fudge, A Mouse Tail on Mackinac Island will prove very satisfying!" --Jim Bolone, co-author, The Dockporter

"Magnifying the little things in life, A Mouse Tail on Mackinac Island is a charming story told with an educational twist. Heartwarming characters, a unique setting and glorious imagery will make this book a family favorite and Mackinac Island staple." -- Kate Dupre, local artist and proprietor, Watercolor Cafe 

"This charming children's book captures the essence of Mackinac Island. A classic 'tail' for people of all ages that will spark a sense of wonder for years to come." --Mayor Margaret Doud, city of Mackinac Island

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Hope and Goodness
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‘A Mouse Tail on Mackinac Island’ by Summer Porter, illustrated by Maggie Chambers, does a nice job of capturing the beauty and flavor of Mackinac Island, a summer destination in northern Michigan that is home to some, but vacation spot to many. When Father and Mother Mouse and their children—Max, Millie, and Maizy—come to the island in bales of hay looking for the perfect home, they have to do some searching. They visit the Island Bookstore thinking they might be able to stay there, but when it doesn’t work out the way they expected, they soon find a place to call their own, complete with fudge box beds, a tasty staple sold on the island. As they begin working to earn their keep and live in their new home, they all find something to do to feel right at home.

The illustrations provide heightened beauty, especially for those lucky enough to have visited the island before. It is also especially interesting that not only did the author spend time visiting her family on the island, but the illustrator—who is the author’s niece—grew up on the island, graduating from the public school.

The story shows how starting over in a new place can bring uncertainty, but also lots of hope and goodness as everyone finds out how they best fit into their new surroundings.
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The story shows how starting over in a new place can bring uncertainty, but also lots of hope and goodness as everyone finds out how they best fit into their new surroundings.
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Inclusion & Adventure
(Updated: June 30, 2022)
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I've lived in Michigan pretty much my entire life and I had never heard of the story about the little mice family that made their way to Mackinac Island, so I knew this would be a perfect story to share with my children!

This is an adorable story full of adventure to be had by the Mouse family, finding a place where they fit right in. The main theme being inclusiveness and how one act of kindness can change someone's life.

I absolutely loved how the author included things that Mackinac Island is renowned for; the Windermere Hotel, horse & carriage, the ferry, fudge, etc. The illustrations were well done and very easy to follow, they fit right in with the story.

While this story is a bit longer that average for your early reader, it is a fun story to read aloud together.

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Cute illustrations, easy to read
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