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The Church Mice at Bay (The Church Mice #6)

4.48  ·  Rating Details ·  85 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Paperback, 32 pages
Published October 1st 1995 by MacMillan Publishing Company (first published 1979)
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The Brothers
Jan 22, 2016 The Brothers rated it liked it
Shelves: cats, churches, humor, mice
I wanted to read The Church Mice (first book in the series) first but I couldn't find it at our library, so we checked this one out.

A very fun story of the church mice and Sampson (church cat) dealing with a visiting curate while their own vicar goes on vacation. They don't like this new man, so the devise a plan to get him to leave, but it goes horribly awry.

Excellent, fun illustrations!
Mar 08, 2013 Eyehavenofilter rated it really liked it
Sampson, Arthur and Humphrey have to contend with AA substitute vicar when their beloved friend goes on vacation. But this particular pillar of the church hates mice so the crew is in for a wee bit of conflict, for the fur covers pals. Dispute the problems they group knows that this is only temporary and they must brave the storm thill their beloved vicar returns, but what happens in the mean time makes for are wild and eventful tale...Ed... Tail.
Karen L.
May 17, 2008 Karen L. rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: 5 and up
Recommended to Karen L. by: My husband
This was so cute and funny! I love these stories about Samson the church cat and his mice friends, who inhabit the local Wortlethorpe church and vicarage In this one the Vicar goes on holiday and the substitute curate is a wild hippie type who makes noise in the church and hates mice. As usual the illustrations are colorful, detailed and will delight both child and adult.
Kathleen Dixon
May 02, 2011 Kathleen Dixon rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s, humour
Vicars do have to have holidays, and last year the curate who filled in was a nice quiet chap. Not so this year. Not only is he basically a hippy (!) but he can't stand mice. Life is pretty tough for our favourite mice and their tame cat. For a while.
May 09, 2015 Logan rated it it was amazing
Of the first 6 books in the Church mice series, this was the funniest for us. And for me, Logan's mom, the 1970s clothes and goings-on only made it funnier.
Oh, how I love the Church Mice. And what could be better than a guitar-playing, Yoga-doing, mouse-hating hippie curate as their adversary?
Jul 06, 2011 Catherine rated it it was amazing
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I love this series of picture books. They are unfortunately out of print but the Seattle Library has several of the books.
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Graham Oakley is a children's book author and illustrator, most active during the 1960s to 1980s. He is best known for the Church Mice series and also illustrated many book covers in the 60s.

For the current UK author of children's books at Top That! press see Graham Oakley.
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