Sammy Shine’s life as Hank’s pet mouse was simple and quiet—until Hank’s brother sends Sammy up in a remote controlled airplane and loses control.
When Sammy Shine’s plane takes off unexpectedly, he ends up in a whole new world; no longer does he live in comfort in his shoe box in Hank’s room. Now he’s lost in the woods, with no way to get home, and a dangerous enemy. Fortunately, a group of new friends, including a mouse, an injured crow, a newt, and a shrew, will help him find and repair his plane so he can try to get back home.
Inspired by a childhood experience, New York Times-bestselling author Henry Cole offers this charming illustrated novel featuring adorable animal characters, an exciting adventure, and an action-packed plot.
“Since Sammy is way too cute to fail, this amusing tale will serve well as an early chapter book or read-aloud.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“An excellent fit for younger chapter book readers, who will hope this isn’t the last they’ll see of Sammy Shine.” ―Publishers Weekly
“Cole’s endearing adventure will hit home with lovers of animal fantasy.” ―Booklist Online
Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Intermediate) ―Kansas National Education Association, 2017
Alabama Camellia Award (Nominee, Grades 4-5 Fiction) ―Alabama Department of Education, 2017-2018
Children’s Crown Award (Nominee) ―National Christian School Association, 2018-2019
AR Level: 4.1
F&P: GRL S, Gr 4, Genre F
Themes: Adventures, Friendship, Home
BISAC 1: JUV001000 JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
BISAC 2: JUV039060 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Friendship
BISAC 3: JUV002180 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, etc