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My name is Melvin Mouse and I’m different from most other mice. It’s all because my mom had a near-death experience right before I was born.


I can talk and read minds. That gets me into a lot of trouble.


On top of that, I’m addicted to cheese. Trust me, that gets me into even more trouble.


That’s how I met her. Elspeth, a nine-year-old girl with a broken heart. She offered me a piece of cheese. I would have helped her anyway—I knew she needed help—but I might not have gotten close enough for her to kidnap me!


Before I knew it, I was living in a bakery, where the food was to die for, and I had agreed to help Elspeth find something she lost. I’d never had an indoor home before, where I was protected from the rain and cold. I never had humans who cared about me.


I’d never even had a family. Not really. Mom died right after me and my siblings were born.


This was the first time I ever felt loved.


I could really get used to this.


Except that’s when I found out what Elspeth lost.


Her Siamese cat!


A cat! My sworn enemy!


The only creature in the world impervious to my mind-reading ability. I never know what a cat’s going to do, until it chases me and tries to eat me!


Everybody knows a mouse and a cat can’t live together.


Still, I’m still going to help find Elspeth’s cat, even if it means losing my new home. Because I can’t disappoint my new friend.


USA Today bestselling author Merrie Destefano’s Lessons In Latte is an enchanting and heartwarming tale of friendship, courage, and the boundless love that can blossom in unexpected places. If you enjoyed Wonder by R.J. Palaio or Kitty Confidential by Molly Fitz, you’ll love the captivating story of Melvin Mouse and the magical journey he’s about to undertake.


Lessons In Latte is one of three delightful tales about magical mice. This series also includes Mouse In The House by DeAnna Drake and Paws On The Pier by M.G. Wetherholt.

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What people are saying about Lessons In Latte

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5 stars! This book is so super cute! Animals that can talk, a wild kidnapping plot, and a baking granny - what's not to love?? It's just a fun little read that is very creatively written and I loved every page!"

— Maureen, Advance Reader

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Mystery and thrills abound in this heartwarming story as told through the unexpected and delightful perspective of a mouse. A page turning tale with a noble little mouse who must rise above fear to help a little girl in need. Great for fans of cozy mystery, found family, and quirky characters."

— Paul Regnier, author of the Luke and Bandit cozy mystery series.

About Me

USA Today Bestselling and Multiple Award-Winning author, Merrie Destefano writes lyrical tales of magic, mystery, and hope. She studied art at Northern Illinois University, met her husband at a kazoo parade, and rides her bike almost every day. Her books have been published by HarperCollins, Entangled Teen, Walter Foster, and Ruby Slippers Press, and, most likely, she's writing her next book while you're reading this. Born in the Midwest she now lives in Southern California, where she runs on caffeine, and shares her home with rescue dogs and cats. You can learn more about her work by visiting her website and you can get a free short story by signing up for her newsletter.

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