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AFRMA - Rat & Mouse Book List - Misc./Kids/Wanted

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MISC./KIDS/WANTED
MISCELLANEOUS BOOKS
The Chinese Horoscopes Library: RAT The Chinese Horoscopes Library – RAT by Kwok Man-Ho. 1994. Dorling Kindersley Limited, London. This has very good drawings. ISBN 1-56458-608-1.
Rats Rats by Martin Hart. 1973/1982. Allison & Busby, London New York. ISBN 0-85031-297-3.

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The Story of Rats: Their Impact on Us, and Our Impact on Them The Story of Rats: Their Impact on Us, and Our Impact on Them by S. Anthony Barnett. 2002. Allen & Unwin, Australia. ISBN 1-86508-519-7.

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Rat, Animal Series Rat, Animal Series by Jonathan Burt. 2006. Reaktion Books Ltd., London. ISBN 1-86189-224-1.

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The Rat: A Perverse Miscellany The Rat: A Perverse Miscellany collected by Barbara Hodgson. 1997. Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, California. ISBN 0-89815-926-1.
More Cunning Than Man More Cunning Than Man: A Complete History of the Rat and its Role in Human Civilization by Robert Hendrickson. 1983. Kensington Publishing Corp., New York, NY. ISBN 1-57566-393-7.
Rats! The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Rats! The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly by Richard Conniff. 2002. Crown Publishers, New York. ISBN 0-375-81207-5.

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Tatti Wattles Tatti Wattles: A Love Story the story of a pet rat, by Rachel Rosenthal. 1996. Smart Art Press, Santa Monica, CA. ISBN 0-9646426-9-7.
Animal Wise Animal Wise by Virginia Morell. 2013. Crown Publishers, New York. Chapter 5 is The Laughter of Rats. ISBN 978-0-307-46144-5.

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Making Mice Making Mice: Standardizing Animals For American Biomedical Research, 1900–1955 by Karen Rader. 2004. Princeton University Press, NJ. ISBN 978-0-691-01636-8.
Mouse, Animal Series Mouse, Animal Series by Georgie Carroll. 2015. Reaktion Books Ltd., London. Book goes into detail of mouse evolution, species around the world, history in world culture, religion, myth, art, literature, film, and superstition, and times in history mice have been kept as pets. Tells about the fancy, National Mouse Club (N.M.C.), first show with mice, and has a couple pictures of fancy mice, though the one labeled as Satins are Standard coats. ISBN 978-1-78023-339-0.
Hamsters: The Complete Guide to Keeping, Breeding, and Showing Hamsters: The Complete Guide to Keeping, Breeding, and Showing by Jimmy McKay. 1991. Blandford, London. Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., New York. ISBN 0-7137-2590-7.
Hamsters & Gerbils Hamsters & Gerbils by K.W. Smith. 1976. John Bartholomew &Son Limited, Edinburgh. ISBN 0-7028-1082-7.
Your Guinea Pig: A Kid's Guide to Raising and Showing Your Guinea Pig: A Kid’s Guide to Raising and Showing by Wanda L. Curran. 1995. A Garden Way Publishing Book, Storey Communications, Inc., Vermont. ISBN 0-88266-889-7.
Guinea Pigs & Chinchillas Guinea Pigs & Chinchillas by Ken Denham. 1977. John Bartholomew &Son Limited, Edinburgh. ISBN 0-7028-1075-4.
Rabbits & Guinea Pigs Rabbits & Guinea Pigs by David Alderton. 1986. Tetra Press. ISBN 0-86101-268-2.
Beeton's Book of Poultry and Domestic Animals Beeton’s Book of Poultry and Domestic Animals. 1870. Ward, Lock & Co., London. With a section on pet mice that also includes the dormouse, shrew mouse, and harvest mouse. This is an archived online version available in various formats.
Pets in America Pets in America: A History by Katherine C. Grier. 2006. Harcourt, Inc. Includes brief information on the early history of fancy mice. ISBN 978-0-15-603176-9.
CHILDREN’S BOOKS
Anika and the Magic Top Anika and the Magic Top by Caroline Blaha-Black. Illustrated by Judith W. Huey. 2007. Self published at www.lulu.com, ISBN 9781435711945.

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Little Rat Makes Music Little Rat Makes Music by Monica Bang-Campbell. Illustrated by Molly Bang. 2007. Harcourt, Inc. San Diego, California. ISBN 0-15-205305-0. Other stories are Little Rat Rides and Little Rat Sets Sail.

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Mouse Magic Mouse Magic by Ben M. Baglio. 1996. Scholastic, Inc., New York. ISBN 0-439-05162-2.

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The Petsitters Club: Oscar the Fancy Rat The Petsitters Club: Oscar the Fancy Rat by Tessa Krailing. 1999. Barron’s, New York. ISBN 0-7641-0692-9.
A Rat's Tale A Rat’s Tale by Tor Seidler, pictures by Fred Marcellino. 1986. HarperTrophy. ISBN 0-06-440779-9.
A Rat's Tale: Pemba is Innocent! A Rat’s Tale: Pemba is Innocent! by Heidi Jackson. 2008. Tate Publishing & Enterprises, OK. ISBN 978-1-60604-035-5.
A Rat's Tale II: Escape From Rattovia A Rat’s Tale II: Escape From Rattovia by Heidi Jackson. 2011. Tate Publishing & Enterprises, OK. ISBN 978-1-61739-693-9.
Ten Little Mice Ten Little Mice by Joyce Dunbar. Illustrated by Maria Majewska. 1990. Voyager Books, Harcourt Brace & Company, San Diego, California. Has nice realistic drawings of fancy mice. ISBN 0-15-200770-9.
Third Grade Pet Third Grade Pet by Judy Cox. Illustrated by Cynthia Fisher. 1998. Holiday House, New York. ISBN 0-8234-1379-9.

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WANTED


If you have a copy of any of the following books you would like to sell, or know where one can be purchased, contact editor@afrma.org.

Fancy mice: Their varieties, management, and breeding by an old fancier [Dr. Charles Carter Blake], 1890/1893 3rd Ed., 1896 4th Ed., or 1903, London, L. Upcott Gill or Charles Scribner’s Sons publishers, ISBN: b0008cq3bu ?? [looking for original copy]

Fancy Mice and Rats: How to Breed and Exhibit by W. Maxey. First Edition 1903. (Have the Second Edition 1910.) Third Edition revised by Mary Douglas 1920 (have photo copy, would like actual book). Fur and Feather, Watmoughs Limited, Idle, Bradford. Looking for first and third editions.

All-pets: A National Magazine for Pet Owners, Breeders, Fanciers and Pet Shop Managers, Feb. 1935. Lightner Publishing Corporation. [Has mouse articles English Red Mice, Cannibalism in the Mouse Colony.]

All-pets: A National Magazine for Pet Owners, Breeders, Fanciers and Pet Shop Managers, June 1935. Lightner Publishing Corporation. [Has rat article Varieties of Fancy Rats.]

All-pets: A National Magazine for Pet Owners, Breeders, Fanciers and Pet Shop Managers, Volume 9, 1936. Lightner Publishing Corporation. [Has info on old American Mouse Fancier’s Club]

All-pets: A National Magazine for Pet Owners, Breeders, Fanciers and Pet Shop Managers, Sept. 1936. Lightner Publishing Corporation. [Has article In Recommendation of White Rats by Joya Dickman]

All-pets: A National Magazine for Pet Owners, Breeders, Fanciers and Pet Shop Managers, Volume 10, 1937 (Sept.). Lightner Publishing Corporation. [Color cover has 10 exhibition fancy mice that was reprinted and sold as a colorplate; looking for this issue and a colorplate]

Rabbits, Guinea-Pigs & Mice (Pets for Young People) by Wellesley Pain. 1938. Blackie and Son Limited, London and Glascow.

All-pets: A National Magazine for Pet Owners, Breeders, Fanciers and Pet Shop Managers, Jan. 1942. Lightner Publishing Corporation. [Selecting Fancy Mice (part 2)] New!

All-pets: A National Magazine for Pet Owners, Breeders, Fanciers and Pet Shop Managers, Aug. 1943. Lightner Publishing Corporation. [Has mouse article Raising Fancy Mice: An Inexpensive Hobby by W. L. Cotta]

All-pets: A National Magazine for Pet Owners, Breeders, Fanciers and Pet Shop Managers, Sept. 1946. Lightner Publishing Corporation. [Has mouse article Breeding Mice the Westminster Way by D. E. Nelson]

The Pet Mouse by R. Pitt Francis. 19??. W.T. Maddock & Co., Ferndale.

More Mousey Matters: A Manual of Mousekeeping by R. Pitt Francis. 1947. First Edition. W.T. Maddock & Co., Printers, Ferndale, Wales, U.K.

The mouse breeder’s text book by R. Pitt Francis. 1951?. W.T. Maddock & Co., Ferndale.

Country Life, Jan. 13, 1955. [Has rat article Angelica by Baroness Elizabeth Beck]

Practical Guide Pets and Pet Care: Mice by Diana van Houten. Rebo Productions.

Updated November 21, 2016