A True Home

A True Home

Book - 2017
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Mona the mouse is precisely the maid they need at the grandest hotel in Fernwood Forest, where animals come from far and wide for safety, luxury, and comfort.
Publisher: Los Angeles ; New York : Disney-Hyperion, 2017
Edition: First hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781443443944
9781443443937
9781484746387
1484746384
9781484731611
1484731611
Branch Call Number: J FIC
Characteristics: 162 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Graegin, Stephanie

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Orphaned mouse Mona moves from stump to hole to hay bale as weather demands. When she stumbles upon the Heartwood Hotel, she catches a glimpse of what a real home and family feels like. As the dangers of the forest start to encroach, Mona hopes to save the hotel just as the hotel saved Mona. Firs... Read More »

Orphaned mouse Mona moves from stump to hole to hay bale as weather demands. When she stumbles upon the Heartwood Hotel, she catches a glimpse of what a real home and family feels like. As the dangers of the forest start to encroach, Mona hopes to save the hotel just as the hotel saved Mona. Firs... Read More »


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LouisLu
Aug 15, 2018

This is the most awesome series in the entire country of Canada! The story is charming and imaginative!

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Tinker98967
Jul 29, 2018

New to the series and don’t know if to read it? No Problem! Heartwood hotel is a must read series! Warm, kind ,sweet everything you need for a great story! MUST READ THE WHOLE SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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mnosella
Jun 29, 2018

I liked the Heartwood Hotel because it was emotional, both fun and sad. I feel like other people should read it too. It's a really good book! I really enjoyed it!!

CatherineG_1 Feb 12, 2018

Recommended by Samantha, the Heartwood Hotel is the story of Mona, a little mouse who happens upon the hotel after her own home is washed away in a storm. Invited in for the night, Mona weaves herself into everyone's hearts. She also helps them solve challenging problems and makes sure everyone belongs!

Great story for character building.
Loved the motto of the hotel - We live by Protect and Respect not by Tooth and Claw.

4/5

samcmar Jan 27, 2018

Heartwood Hotel is such a cute series, and this first book was such a delight. Mona is such a sweet little heroine who starts out homeless and then stumbles open a beautiful hotel in the forest. I wanted to cuddle Mona throughout the story because she is so kind, but is full of determination. She's a great role model character for younger readers. Each character is so charming, though! I LOVED bossy Tilly, though she somewhat reminded me of my own mother.

This first book is just so comfortable, warm and cozy. It's the kind of book that you want to snuggle with a warm blanket and a hot drink. While there is some danger in the story, it's nothing too frighting, but it teaches children about finding strength in unlikely situations and how friendship can help solve bigger problems.

I also want to praise the illustrations by Stephanie Graegin, which I feel accompany the story so beautifully. I loved having the pictures side-by-side with the text, and I can only imagine how beautiful the artwork looks in the finished edition. This first book is so charming, and it's definitely one I will be recommending to younger readers when the opportunity arises.

Ms_Gaye Sep 09, 2017

A sweet story about an orphan mouse who finds a new home and friends. Great for reading aloud. Book 1 in the series. Ages 7-10.

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