Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 8 to 12
- Grade: 3 to 7
Cecile Souris and her mouse family live under the floorboards of a little Acadian house in Grand Pré, owned by the Dubois family. The house—above and below the floor—is full of good food, laughter, and wonderful music, made with fiddles and spoons. But one day soldiers arrive and take the Dubois family—and the Souris family with them—far away from Grand Pré. Join them on an unforgettable journey in this heartwarming tale of courage, love, and joy as the Acadians continue to celebrate life with fiddles and spoons!
This beloved story is now available in a second edition with a new design, including some new illustrations.
About the author
Lila Hope-Simpson is a writer, columnist, poet, adult educator and early childhood educator living in the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia with her husband, Ian. She was awarded the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Early Childhood Education in 2005, and the Marianna Dempster Award for Children’s Literature from the Canadian Author’s Association in 2006 for her contribution to children’s literature.