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The great cheese robbery, Chris Mould

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The great cheese robbery
Title
The great cheese robbery
Statement of responsibility
Chris Mould
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Author
Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
After a band of mice kidnap Jones, the ship's cat, and want to ransom him for cheese, the Pocket Pirates have to venture into the Fridge to get the cheese and outwit the mice to get Jones safely back to their ship, which is in a bottle on the mantlepiece
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Review
  • Grades 2-4 The Pocket Pirates series opens with a strangely domestic sort of adventure, but there are limitations when your pirate ship rests in a bottle on the fireplace mantel of Mr. Tooey’s junk shop. When fiendish mice kidnap the pirates’ tiny cat and demand cheese as ransom, the four miniature pirates spring into action. Armed with safety pins and cocktail sticks, they break into the refrigerator. Next, inspired by the Trojan horse, Button (the ship’s boy) and Lily (the youngest pirate) hide inside a hollowed-out chunk of cheese, rescue their cat from the mice’s den, and escape to the ship. Moving along at a good pace, the text includes plenty of comic bits as well as inventive details based on how the tiny characters manage in their full-scale environment, where even a spider becomes a menacing threat. It’s the artwork, though, that brings the story to life through deft, quirky ink drawings of the characters in action. The writer-illustrator of the Something Wickedly Weird books, Mould now offers an appealing adventure series for younger chapter-book readers. -- Phelan, Carolyn (Reviewed 5/1/2018) (Booklist, vol 114, number 17, p80)
  • Gr 1–4—High on a shelf in an old junk shop sits a dusty bottle with a small ship inside. When the shop closes for the night, the ship's tiny pirate crew comes out to find adventure. The ship's boy, Button, wakes to find their cat Jones has been taken by an angry gang of mice who live in the shop's baseboard. The crew must travel far and wide to the icy land of Fridge to gather enough cheese to pay their ransom. Along the way, Button and his friends encounter the shopkeeper and his slobbery dog; endure endless tall tales from their crewmate, Old Uncle Noggin; and fill themselves nearly to the brim from a new bag of groceries. Working together, they find ways to navigate through their giant-size environment and outsmart the mice to retrieve their cat. The book's rough, sketch-style illustrations shed light on the smallness of the pirates while capturing some of their most exciting and humorous exploits. While the story does have moments of adventure, the pace can be slow and the plot often lacks the clarity, consistency, and explanation that is necessary for comprehension. The characters are somewhat flat and the time line and layout of the junk shop are foggy at best. VERDICT With so many other successful adventure stories available, this one is an additional purchase.—Erica Deb, Matawan Aberdeen Public Library, NJ --Erica Deb (Reviewed 04/01/2018) (School Library Journal, vol 64, issue 4, p115)
  • Two-inch pirates sally forth to the rescue when their cat is kidnapped by malign mice. When Pepper Jack and his knavish crew of wall-dwelling rodents spirit off furry Jones, they leave an eloquent if nonverbal ransom note consisting of pictures of a cat and a wedge of cheese. Instantly, intrepid ship's boy Button, matey Lily, Capt. Crabsticks, and seasoned salt Old Uncle Noggin set out from their junk-store ship in a bottle to raid the chilly realm of Fridge in the owner's back apartment for the redolent ransom (and to restock their own larder). Neither attacks from voracious woodlice and a gigantic slobbery dog nor the slimy necessity of hiding out in a tub of margarine and a half-used can of dog food sway the expedition from its mission(s). A cutaway view of the shop at the end with labels aplenty allows readers to retrace the outing's winding course. Festooning his simply told yarn with drawings of diminutive buccaneers (all white) in exaggeratedly swashbuckling costume amid the clutter and outsized provender of a human-sized world, Mould brings his Pocket Pirates series to this side of the briny deep in fine adventuresome style. As Button puts it: "We may be tiny, but we're still fearsome." Aye to that. (Fantasy. 8-10) (Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2018)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10664926
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mould, Chris
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.M85895
LC item number
Gcr 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 4
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Pocket pirates
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Humorous stories
  • Pirates
  • Mice
  • Kidnapping
  • Cheese
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The great cheese robbery, Chris Mould
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Aladdin hardcover edition.
Extent
133 pages
Isbn
9781481491150
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
bl2018109492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The great cheese robbery, Chris Mould
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Aladdin hardcover edition.
Extent
133 pages
Isbn
9781481491150
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
bl2018109492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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