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Tobias: The Mouse in the Old Stone House

Tobias: The Mouse in the Old Stone House
Tobias: The Mouse in the Old Stone House
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What happens if you give a mouse a "Cookie?" You get a wonderful children's tale from Cookie Schultz about Tobias the mouse…keeper of the history of Morgantown, WV and the Old Stone House, one of WV's oldest and most historic buildings. In this beautifully illustrated children's book, Sammy visits the Old Stone House with his grandmother and meets Tobias. Comfortable in his little home under the steps, Tobias tells Sammy the history of the area through journals left to him by his ancestors.

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Pages: 32
Reading Level: Intermediate (6 to 9)
Language: English
ISBN: 9781882658213
Categories: Animals & Creatures, Educational, Family & Friends
Features: Illustrations
Keywords: revolutionary war, history, west virginia, mouse, old timer
Date Added: September 3, 2015
Introduction The enchanting story of Tobias The Mouse in the Old Stone House was envisioned as a way to interest children in history and to inspire curiosity about their surroundings In his story Tobias shares the adventures of his ancestors who have inhabited the same house in Morgantown West Virginia since the latter half of the eighteenth century His account delightfully weaves the story of his family with historical facts associated with the towns prosperous growth Tobias home in the actual Old Stone House is located at  Chestnut Street Records suggest this sandstone dwelling was built prior to by Jacob Nuze It is the oldest stone dwelling in Monongalia County West Virginia and is included on the National Register of Historic Places Since  the Old Stone House has served as the headquarters of the Service League of Morgantown This nonprofit organization maintains a gift shop year round on the premises operated solely by volunteers Proceeds from sales are donated to cultural and charitable concerns that benefit the citizens of Monongalia County  My first acquaintance with the mouse was purely by chance   One morning in early June my grandmother Nonny brought me to a gift shop in a tiny house with two front doors Nonny said the Old Stone House was over years old She volunteered there and asked me if I would like to go with her  When she unlocked the front door I was amazed to see a cozy room filled with lots of gifts As I looked around the room I noticed to the left of the front door a very narrow staircase leading to the second floor Across the room there was a large stone fireplace almost big enough for me to sit in To the right I saw a cabinet that held a worn family Bible studies book some old bent eyeglasses and lots of broken plates I wondered why someone would have saved broken glasses and old pieces of pottery The ceiling was much lower than my ceiling at home and had a thick beam running through the middle The floor had many square nails pounded i