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Ned Mouse Breaks Away

by Tim Wynne-Jones, illustrated by Duan Petricic

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Winner of the Rocky Mountain Book Award

Ned Mouse has been sent to jail. His crime? Writing "The government is unfair to mice!" in his spinach. But Ned does not like jail. He does not like his tiny cell. He does not like the food. And he does not look good in stripes. "I would give my right arm to be out of here," he thinks.

Thus begin his attempts to make a break for freedom. He tries digging a tunnel. He tries building an escape plane in shop class. He tries fleeing down the drain hole in the tub. Yet each time his attempts are foiled by the keeper -- the big gentle guard who has the brains of a tree but who is devoted to his job, which is to keep prisoners in their cells.

The years pass, and Ned very nearly gives up. Then one day he receives a letter from his long-lost friend Mort, who tempts him with stories of the beautiful sunrises at his house by the sea. Filled with new determination, Ned comes up with the most daring escape plan yet.

About the Authors

Tim Wynne-Jones

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Duan Petricic

Duan Petricic’s brilliant illustrations have appeared around the world in newspapers, magazines and award-winning picture books including The Man With the Violin, Mattland, and My Toronto. Dusan lives in Zemun, Serbia.

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Awards
  • Winner, Rocky Mountain Book Award
  • Long-listed, Mr. Christie's Book Award
  • Commended, CCBC Our Choice (Starred Selection)
  • Commended, Canadian Toy Council Best Books
Editorial Reviews

Funny, light and deliciously different.

— School Library Journal

This breezy novel brims with chuckles...Wynne-Jones's light-hearted caper perks along, fueled by Ned's sardonic wisecracks.

— Publishers Weekly

A very fine introduction to the not always gentle art of satire by one of children's literature's finest writers.

— Globe and Mail

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