Cynthia Voigt crafts a novel about discovery, perspective, and the meaning of home—all through the eyes of an affable and worried little mouse. Fredle is an earnest young fellow suddenly cast out of his cozy home behind the kitchen cabinets—into the outside. It's a new world of color and... read more
“Loneliness wraped itself up close and cold around Fredle.”
“Fredle stood struck still and looked.”
“"I could never do what you did," they said, to which Fredle responded, "You'd be surprised what you can do, if you need to, if you really want to." However, there was always at least one of the mouselets who maintained, "I could, I could do it," and to him or her Fredle always said, "I know you could. I hope I'm around to see that." And finally, after many seasons there came a mouselet who looked off up into the star-filled sky with dreaming eyes and repeated the word "Lake. lake. Wouldn't you like to see a lake, Grandfather?"”
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