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New Review for Chester Midshipmouse Time and Tide

Another fantastic review for Time and Tide:

Chester Midshipmouse Time and Tide is the third title in an endearing children’s book series that centers on a wondrous and delightfully layered world of mice living amongst humans at a naval academy. 
Weisberg’s writing is gentle, vivid, and alluring. Readers will become immediately immersed in Chester’s journey to graduate from the Naval Mouse Academy and sail the seas as an officer.
Chester Midshipmouse Time and Tide follows in the storied tradition of classics like Redwall, but the novel’s setting and worldbuilding are fresh and fun. 
Chester is a sweet, courageous young hero readers will root for. Weisberg establishes a convincing hybrid world of sentient mice and the humans who carry on unaware of the rodent attendees of the Naval Mouse Academy existing above them. ” – BookLife Prize, October, 2023


Friends, this was a happy surprise! Reader’s Favorite bestowed a five out of five-star rating on CHESTER MIIDSHIPMOUSE TIME AND TIDE. As their critique is based on the black and white softcover version, not yet released, the rating and critique will appear on their website once the paperback launches.
There is special validation in learning that Chester’s story is deemed valuable and resonates beyond the Naval Academy community. It truly is an illustrated novel for all ages.
The reviewer noted of the book,
It incorporates harsh and challenging life lessons in an entertaining and inspirational manner.
That about sums up the epic journey known as the Naval Mouse Academy Experience!
Chester is celebrating modestly with a little wedge of Jarlsberg cheese.


A few fun photos from a very enjoyable day on the Yard of the US Naval Academy. On 12/12/22, sixty vendors were authorized to sell their wares in beautifully decorated Dahlgren Hall to provide a holiday shopping experience for midshipmen as well as for parents and civilians looking for special gift items. It was festive, lively and busy! We made new friends and met old. Looking forward to next year already!


The third and final book in the series is now available. The deluxe color, hardcover edition of CHESTER MIDSHIPMOUSE TIME AND TIDE launched on Black Friday, November 25, 2022. Copies are available ONLY via special order on the Chester Midshipmouse website and at the US Naval Academy Midshipmen Store and Gift Shop.

(Hopefully) Coming Soon! Chester Midshipmouse Time and Tide

After delays and snags, the third and final book in the Chester Midshipmouse series, Chester Midshipmouse Time and Tide, has gone to the printer! (Cheers and wild clapping) As an author, this has been one challenging and frustrating experience, to say the least. However, one of the smoothest and most gratifying elements of the publishing journey has been working with artist, Maggie Vandewalle. I am excited for readers to discover the nine color (hardback) or black and white (softcover) full page illustrations plus four thumbnail sketches throughout the pages. She is an incredible talent. Before the cover reveal, please enjoy a sample from the book. ~ Susan Weisberg

BOOK SIGNING October 1-2, 2021

It is an honor to once again be invited back to the United States Naval Academy to conduct two book-signings. Meet the author on Friday, October 1st in the Midshipmen Store from 9-12 and 1-3. On Saturday, Susan Weisberg will be in the USNA Gift Shop signing her newest book, Chester Midshipmouse The Second Third as well as the first book in the series from 9am-1 pm.

Podcast interview: “Behind the Walls with Chester Midshipmouse”

Check out an interview with the author in the USNA MidMoms and More Podcast.

“What goes on behind the walls at Bancroft Hall? In this episode we will get insight into the world of Bancroft Hall, Midshipmen, and the mice that have lived there since the beginning, with special guest Susan Weisberg, USNA Mom and author of the beloved book Chester Midshipmouse. We discuss life, writing, our journey, Mother B, and being a USNA Mom.”


Enter to win one of three new hardcover editions of Chester Midshipmouse The Second Third signed by author Susan Weisberg and illustrator Maggie Vandewalle!
The contest will be hosted on Facebook, beginning on Thursday 05/13/21. Watch Chester’s page for the event post! The contest will be open until Saturday, May 15th at noon.
Contest Rules:
***No Purchase Necessary***
-Participants must “like” the Give-Away post and answer the following question in the comment section: “Besides Chester, who is your favorite character in the Chester Midshipmouse books?” HELPFUL HINT: There is a list of characters on Chester’s website: Click on the Band of Rodents tab. Click on each rodent’s picture to read about them!
~Contest begins on Thursday, May 13th when the post goes live, and ends on Saturday, May 15th, 2021 at noon.
-Only one entry per person.
-Only one prize per entrant.
-US participants only (sorry!)
-Winners will be selected by a computer random number generator. Each participant will be assigned a number after their comment. It is truly a random winner selection process!
-The three winners will be announced on Facebook and notified by message.
-All prizes will be mailed in excellent condition via media mail.
-By entering you give understanding that this promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered or associated with Facebook. Entrants for this give-away release Facebook from any liability.