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The Warriors series meets Redwall in this first book in an epic animal adventure series set in the subway tunnels of Brooklyn. Hopper is just an ordinary pet shop mouse before he escapes. Soon he finds himself below the bustling streets of Brooklyn, deep within the untamed tangles of transit tunnels, and in Atlantia, a glorious utopian rat civilization.But all is not what it seems. Though Hopper is treated as a royal guest, he misses his siblings that he lost in the escape attempt. That, and Atlantia is constantly threatened by the rebels who wish to bring the city to its knees. And there are cats everywhere in Atlantia, cats that leave the citizens unharmed, and no one can seem to answer why. Soon, Hopper is caught in the crosshairs of a colossal battle, one that crosses generations and species. As the clashes rage, Hopper learns terrible, extraordinary secrets: Deadly secrets about Atlantia. Painful secrets about his friends, and one powerful secret about his destiny.
Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781442487819
Branch Call Number: JUV FIC Fiedler, L 100.1 2014
Characteristics: 315 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Audience: Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.7 10.0 166720
Additional Contributors: To, Vivienne - Illustrator
Alternative Title: Mouse heart


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Jul 03, 2019

I loved this book a lot because of the creative use of animals and how the had like a clan of their own (the mus and the people Atlantica ). In my opinion I would definatly recommend it for anyone no matter how old.

May 19, 2019

This book was so good you should read it now! It had such a good story,good detail and have a heart warming story.

Apr 07, 2019

I have to say, I LOVE these books. They really are awesome and amazing. Their catchphrase is simple but true. "Bravery isn't measured by size. It is measured by heart." That was really true for little pup. I read the whole trilogy and it is awesome. You should definitely
read these books.

Okay. Now, a warning: a spoiler alert is up ahead, for all three books.

The catchphrase was REALLY true for little Pup. I mean, in book three, he rescued Hope from (spoiler) Devin. That was his name. Or something like that. No one can really blame him for becoming a villain after Hopper defeated Felina instead of him. You can't blame him for chalking a perfect black circle around his eye because he longed to be a 'Chosen One' like the rest of his litter. (Hopper and Pinkie) I really like how he became a pi-rat (even though he was not a rat) after. (pirate) I like how the reason Marcy was spending time elsewhere was because Dodger chose her to become the next La Rocha. I liked how La Rocha isn't just one being (they retire and switch). Oh and I noticed something. In the first book, there was one point of view. In the second, there were two (La Rocha-Dodger-, and Hopper.) In third book there were three (Hopper, Pup, La Rocha-Marcy-) I thank those who took time to read my review, though I can't blame ya if ya didn't. I mentioned there were spoilers. Well, I hope anyone who reads this has a nice day, this is a VERY good book.

I bestow upon you the full greatness of the amazing spiritual god La Rocha , good day.

PS: the original La Rocha was ACTUALLY A COCKROACH!!

Feb 13, 2017

I fun junior book with a heroic fantasy feel about a pet store mouse that escapes to the sewers only to fall into a conflict between mice and rats. This one definitely had darker themes than I was expecting (refugee camps, genocide, dark politics) but it made for a compelling read with high stakes.

Mar 26, 2016

This book is awesome, and Lisa Fiedler is now one of my favorite authors! I love how she puts a lot of thought into the emotions of the rats and mice, and I also love the illustrations by Vivienne To!!!! I love this trilogy!!

Dec 22, 2015

This book is for fans of the series Warriors and Redwall.
"Bravery isn't measured by size. It's measured by heart."

JCLChrisK Feb 04, 2015

A rousing adventure with just enough darkness to make the danger real and serious, with warring tribes of rats, mice, and cats, false utopias, royal conspiracies, prophecies, espionage, and vast underground realms. I found the book a bit slow and hard to get into at first, then was swept up in Hopper's journey from self-declared intellectual coward to mouse of action.


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Sep 08, 2014

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