Book Talk | October 14, 2011 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

Palo Alto Weekly

- October 14, 2011

Book Talk

Stanford writer Prudence Breitrose has penned a children's book about mice — both the animal kind and the computer variety — and will host a launch party at Kepler's in Menlo Park at 7 p.m. on Nov. 8. Partly set in Silicon Valley, "Mousenet" is a tale about a friendship between a 10-year-old girl and mice that have learned to e-mail, write opinions in mouse blogs, check facts in Whiskerpedia and take online courses. As a bonus, the mice halt climate change. Kirkus Book Reviews wrote of the story: "Genuine goodwill, humor and impressive believability will have readers longing for mice as friends — not to mention political allies."

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