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Cheshire Cheese Cat, the : A Dickens of a Tale (Hardcover) (Carmen Agra Deedy & Randall Wright)
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Skilley, an alley cat with an embarrassing secret, longs to escape his hard life dodging fishwives' brooms and carriage wheels and trade his damp alley for the warmth of the Cheshire Cheese Inn. When he learns that the innkeeper is looking for a new mouser, Skilley comes up with an audacious scheme to install himself in the famous tavern. Once established in the inn, Skilley strikes a bargain with Pip, the intelligent mouse-resident, and his fellow mice. Skilley protects the mice and the mice in turn give to Skilley the delectable Cheshire cheese of the inn. Thus begins a most unlikely alliance and friendship. The cat and mouse design a plan to restore Maldwyn—wounded raven and faithful guard in the service of Queen Victoria—to his rightful place in The Tower, but first they must contend with a tyrannical cook, a mouse-despising barmaid, and an evil tomcat named Pinch. Will the famous author suffering from serious writer's block who visits the Cheshire Cheese pub each day be able to help?
A community of mice and a cheese-loving cat form an unlikely alliance at London's Cheshire Cheese, an inn where Charles Dickens finds inspiration and Queen Victoria makes an unexpected appearance.
Number of Pages: 228.0
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Cats, Mice, History
Publisher: Peachtree Pub Ltd
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Carmen Agra Deedy & Randall Wright
Street Date: October 1, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 248-68-4381