"'All the best field mice go house in the winter,' Smalleata was told. Thrilling adventures & new experiences await her, & a special friend, house-mouse Raffles. This gem of a book, sensitively illustrated with mouse-gray drawings, is sure to become a classic." (Commonwealth) "A witty & sensitive writer has made a delightful book...Excellent drawings." (Horn Book Magazine) "These mice are quite delightful, clever little people. They 'go house' in the winter, just as birds fly south or summer visitors leave for the city when cold weather comes. It is quite a trek from wood to cellar, & when they are established there is much exploring to be done. Girl wood mouse meets boy house mouse, & a new nest has to be built. A charming, sensitive, funny, funny book." Originally published in 1969 by Little, Brown. Edmonds is the author of Bert Breen's Barn which won the National Book Award for Children's Literature (also available in pap. from Syracuse). Children will love this charming animal tale of adventure & romance & the fascinating characters: Uncle Stilton, Lennox the cat, Reagan Ready the fox, Mr. Gogie, Honeysuckle the bear, & the Rockendollar rats. A "warm & entertaining murine fantasy." (Library Journal).