Publication Date: January 1, 1960
Reading Level: Lexile Measure 780L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level S
Interest Level: Grades 4-6
Major Awards: 1961 Newbery Honor
Number of Pages: 144 pages
Approximate Word Count: 43,920 words
Audible Book Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
Book Themes: Friendship, Moving Beyond the Comfort Zone, Everything is Not What is Seems, Home, Be Careful What You Wish For
Setting: Times Square Subway Station, New York City
I thought cats and mice were enemies.
First Line: A mouse was looking at Mario.
Point of View: third-person from the point of view of an outside narrator