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.