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Christopher Mouse:
The Tale of a Small Traveler
by William Wise

The journal of Christopher Mouse has been found. It is one of many such journals kept by rabbits, hamsters, and white mice. It is extremely rare to find such a journal. Now, his journal has been made available to YOU! You will learn what it is like to be a white mouse. The life of such a mouse is not always LIGHT...cheese...nuts... gentle owners...and a leisurely life, you can be sure. It is sometimes DARK... cats... cruel owners... medical laboratories... human feet... hunger... and thirst.

Come travel with this perky little mouse who is not only an adventurer but a well-educated a poet as well. His journal will take you from his safe, cozy birthplace cage into an uncertain world. It is guaranteed to make you squeak with delight!

An Independent Extension Menu for GT students
showing how Keitha Fortman, a teacher of gifted and talented students. used the Kids' Wings unit for Christopher Mouse.

Research Links for Christopher Mouse

Mouse Genetics Gizmo (FANTASTIC!)
White Mouse Hand Puppet
White Footed Mouse
Animal Diversity
What is Greenwich Village?
What is the "Bohemian period"?
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Egyptian Section of the Museum
Five in a Row Vocabulary Game, a Light in the Darkness bonus page!
Dudeney's Catching the Mouse Puzzle
Crochet a White Mouse!

Literary Connections:

The Tale of Despereaux,
Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread
by Kate DiCamillo
, Winner of the 2004 Newbery Medal

Comparison of Books

Poppy by Avi
The story of a courageous field mouse, with
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You can purchase the literature guide PLUS interactive Jeopardy-type game for Christopher Mouse for immediate download for only $14.95!
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A 17-page literature guide perfect for lesson plans, handouts, or projection on your SmartBoard for Christopher Mouse by William Wise is now available!

The Activity Guide Contains:
Prereading Discussion Questions,
Anticipation Guides,
Chapter Questions for Predict and Confirm,
Multiple Choice Comprehension Activity pages,
Math and Mapping, Convert a Mouse House to Your House,
Analyze the Parrot Talk,
Book Jacket Art Prediction,
Vocabulary Sparklers,
5-in-a-Row Vocabulary Game,
The Marriage of the Mouse, an Ethiopian Tale, with Questions;
Vocabulary Crossword Review,
Poetry that Grows Out of Experience,
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Research Project,
Writing Prompts,
Answer Page


Mouse Wisdom from Christopher Mouse

"Certainly the world can be grim at times, and yet, if we try, I think we can train ourselves to bear up under our burdens." Christopher Mouse's mother in Christopher Mouse by William Wise.


Just for Fun

A mother mouse and a baby mouse are walking along, when all of a sudden, a cat attacks them. The mother mouse yells, "BARK!" and the cat runs away.

"See?" says the mother mouse to her baby. "Now do you see why it's important to learn a foreign language?"

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Christopher Mouse:
The Tale of a Small Traveler
by William Wise
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Special Thanks to Rose's Classical Page for the background music,
"Anitra's Dance" from Peer Gynt Suite I


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