Violet & Jobie in the Wild

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Newbery Medal winner Lynne Rae Perkins introduces Violet and  Jobie, two house mice relocated to the wilderness, in an exceptional  read-aloud and read-alone. This thrilling—and funny!—animal  adventure explores themes of friendship, family, bravery, and the  meaning of home. Illustrated in black-and-white throughout by the  author. Brother and sister mice Violet and Jobie live a cozy and comfortable  life in a humans’ house, where food is plentiful and the television is  good. In fact, Violet, tucked safely behind a book in the bookcase,  loves to watch nature programs along with the young boy of the family.  The boy’s mother, however, isn’t the biggest fan of mice.When Violet and Jobie are trapped, the young boy pleads with his mother to  release them. Now, Violet and Jobie find themselves in tall grasses,  under tall trees, surrounded by all kinds of unfamiliar scents and  sounds. In short, they find themselves in the wild.This short, generously illustrated novel is packed with action, humor, heart, and  friendship.

The New York Times  said Lynne Rae Perkins “writes with a keen immediacy; her tone is  conversational, her chapters bounce.” Award-winning author Lynne Rae Perkins’s Violet and Jobie in the Wild will resonate with nature lovers and the young middle-grade audience. Paperback for readers ages 8 to 12, or those in grades 3 to 7.