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Battle in a Bottle

Battle in a Bottle

(Part of Class Pets)
Illustrated by: John Kanzler
For Ages: 7 - 11
It's late at night and Big Gray, the monster cat, is on the prowl. Brother and sister mice Molly and Jake are safe inside the walls of P.S. 42, building their nests. Jake should have listened to Molly's advice and stayed inside. But he wants nothing to do with the school, class pets, or even kids.
While Molly is learning the secret art of X-ray vision from Gino, Jake is getting into trouble on the playground in another tangle with Big Gray. The only place he can find to hide is inside a ketchup bottle...and that's when the battle begins!
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  • Aladdin | 
  • 96 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780689846540 | 
  • June 2004 | 
  • Grades 2 - 6
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Read an Excerpt

Chapter 1

Molly and Peaches had just met the night before, but already they greeted each other like old friends, with a nose touch.

"How was your first day at P.S. Forty-two?" asked Peaches.

"Terrific!" exclaimed Molly. "I really love it here. But sleeping was a bit drafty inside the wall. When I woke up, my nose was cold."

"Well, that's just -- "

Suddenly Peaches turned the pink of her long ears toward the classroom windows. "Hear that?"

Molly quieted her mind and listened.

"All I hear is a paper bag blowing across the playground," said Molly. "And..." Molly's eyes grew wide and alert. "'s... see more

About the Author

Frank Asch

Frank Asch, a graduate of Cooper Union, has written more than eighty children’s books, among them the bestselling classics featuring Moonbear and Baby Bear; Russian National Book Award recipient Here Comes the Cat; and Oppenheimer Toy Portfolio Golden Award winner Like a Windy Day. Mr. Asch divides his time between Vermont and Hawaii.




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