A Book Blog Farewell

In consultation with the primary staff reviewers, we have decided to discontinue the InfoSoup reading blogs. Since 2008, InfoSoup users and staff have posted over 3000 reviews to Books to Hoot About!, the book blog, & Books R Us. It has been a fun ride, but now seems the right time to bring the blogs to an end.

We would like to thank all the users who participated in our reading challenge in 2013 and 2014, all the kids and teens who posted summer library program reviews, and the InfoSoup library staff who gave their time and shared their insight.

We will keep the reviews up for the rest of the year and, relaunch the site in in the new year with more of a focus on booklists and other resources for readers.

Thanks, and happy reading!

Author: D. Anne Love

The story is set in medieval England. The main character is an orphan named Mouse. She was abandoned at Dunston Manor as a baby and worked in the scullery doing menial tasks. She was subject to much work, little food and very little positive attention. When Mouse is discovered eating the leftovers from the family’s meal, she is beaten and runs away. She hides in the woods and while wondering, meets interesting people who help her find food and shelter. Mouse sees a puppet show in a village and falls in love with the puppets. She hides in the puppeteer’s wagon and works her way into the act and the master’s heart.

The book illustrated life during medieval England, the class distinctions, the importance of stories to entertain and the bonds of strangers as they travel.