Mouseheart, a new novel aimed at tweens, came out a few weeks ago, and it sounds like a really good adventure story with a rodent protagonist. The book, written by LIsa Fiedler and illustrated by Vivienne To, is officially described thusly:
Hopper is just an ordinary pet-shop mouse—until he escapes. Soon he finds himself below the bustling streets of Brooklyn, deep within the untamed tangles of transit tunnels, and in Atlantia, a glorious utopian rat civilization.
But all is not as it seems. Hopper misses Pinkie and Pup, the siblings he lost in the escape attempt. Atlantia is constantly threatened by roving rebels who wish to bring the city to its knees. And there are cats everywhere, cats who would normally eat a rodent in a second, but leave the rats unharmed . . . and no one can seem to answer why.
Soon Hopper is caught in the crosshairs of an epic battle, one that spans generations and species. As the clashes rage, Hopper learns terrible, extraordinary secrets. Deadly secrets about Atlantia. Painful secrets about his friends.
And one powerful secret about himself.
Courtesy of Simon & Schuster, GeekDad has a great prize package – valued at $200 – to give away to one lucky person, centered around Mouseheart:
- $50 Visa to go on your own epic adventure
- Custom Mouseheart t-shirt
- Custom Mouseheart skateboard deck
- plus 3 great books: Mouseheart, The Search for WondLa, and Belly Up.
The giveaway is open only to those with U.S. mailing addresses. On Saturday, June 21, 2014, one winner will be chosen at random to receive the prize package. Please enter using the form below; if for any reason the form doesn’t appear or work for you, please enter here instead.