Title: Of Mice and Men
Author: John Steinbeck
This story takes place in California, a few miles south of Soledad, which is a town in California. The book is about George and Lennie who are ranch workers. Lennie is a very large and strong, but gentle man with the mind of a child. Lennie works on ranches and travels with George, who looks after him.
George is Lennie’s friend and finds them work. He looks after Lennie and tries to keep him out of trouble. Both men dream of saving enough money to buy their own ranch one day.
The book started with George and Lennie on their way to a new ranch to seek jobs, so that they could make money. On the way, George had to tell Lennie how to act when they got there. He told him to stay quiet, and let George do the talking, and if he got in trouble, he ought to go back to the trees by the pool and wait for George to show up. George made Lennie repeat this to himself a couple of times to make sure he remembered it.