Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 5 to 8
- Grade: 1 to 3
When the Highland Village Museum adopted and moved Malagawatch Church across the Bras d’Or lake in 2003, children’s author-illustrator Caroline Stellings asked herself: “What about the church mice?” The answer is an imaginative tale of The Malagawatch Mice who, after living under the church for generations, learn that they are about to lose the floorboards from over their heads. Ms. Stellings’ soft watercolour illustrations and delightful rhyming narrative follow the Malagawatch Mice – and the church – to their new home in Iona.
About the author
Caroline Stellings is an author and illustrator of children’s books from Waterdown, Ontario. She is a professional artist who loves to paint the many birds and animals that inhabit the wetland area near her studio. Her previous books include The Malagawatch Mice and the Church that Sailed (CBU Press), Skippers Save the Stone, a children’s book in English and Gaelic, also from CBU Press, and Skippers At Cape Spear (Breakwater Books).
The Malagawatch Mice and the Church that SailedSoft watercolour illustrations and delightful rhyming narrative follow the Malagawatch Mice – and church – across water to their new home. A tribute to Nova Scotia’s history and culture.
Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2006.