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The Mouse Butcher

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Tom Plus used to live a modest life as the butcher's cat . . . but that was before all the humans left the island. Now Tom himself is the "mouse butcher", supplying the rich Bampton-Bush family with mice, fish, and pheasant, and enjoying the company of their beautiful Blue Persian daughter, Diana.
Published (first published 1982)
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Hilary Bush
I have literally had this book since my age was in the single digits and never took the time to read it. For a children's book though, the story was kind of brutal and at times a little graphic. In the end though, it was pretty cute (it's the same author who wrote the story that turned into the movie "Babe"). Upon reading it though, they never really explain why all the humans leave the island, and (because I like dystopian and post-apocalyptic novels) I wanted to assume that there was a nuclear ...more
Laura Morrigan
This is a book that really captured my imagination as a child. It is set on an island where all the humans left at one point (I forget why- war? A storm?) and left the cats behind. They continue to live in the town, and, I think, have taken on their owner's roles- butcher, etc. Tom (I think that was his name) is The Mouse Butcher. He catches mice better than any other. When the cats of the rich person's mansion, who do not know how to catch mice ask his help to learn, he agrees and soon has feel ...more
Liz
(No review written at that time.) Read late 2009 [appx. 12/31/09]
Uneequ Acosta
its cool and cute
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Dick King-Smith was born and raised in Gloucestershire, England, surrounded by pet animals. After twenty years as a farmer, he turned to teaching and then to writing children's books.

Dick writes mostly about animals: farmyard fantasy, as he likes to call it, often about pigs, his special favorites. He enjoys writing for children, meeting the children who read his books, and knowing that they get
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