Hickory

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A grandfather clock makes a lovely home for a family of mice—if you don’t mind the occasional clang. And here Hickory lives with his parents, his brother, Dickory, and his sister, Dock. But Hickory is a restless, fearless mouse, and he longs to be on the move, to breathe the sweet air and nibble on the wild strawberries of the fields. So one day in early spring, with the smells of honeysuckle and clover guiding him, he strikes out on his own. Soon he discovers that a meadow can be a lonely place, even with all ...
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Overview

A grandfather clock makes a lovely home for a family of mice—if you don’t mind the occasional clang. And here Hickory lives with his parents, his brother, Dickory, and his sister, Dock. But Hickory is a restless, fearless mouse, and he longs to be on the move, to breathe the sweet air and nibble on the wild strawberries of the fields. So one day in early spring, with the smells of honeysuckle and clover guiding him, he strikes out on his own. Soon he discovers that a meadow can be a lonely place, even with all its beetles and caterpillars. It’s not until Hop the grasshopper comes around that Hickory finds a true companion. Hop warns him, though, that when the days get shorter and the goldenrod begins to fade, the “song she sings will soon be done.” How Hickory and Hop confront and eventually accept the end of summer forms the core of Palmer Brown’s poignant story.

Hickory is a story of friendship and love on par with Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree or E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. It is also a field guide to the common plants and flowers of spring, summer, and autumn, all beautifully rendered in Palmer Brown’s most colorful and joyous drawings.

An indoor mouse ventures into the outside world and finds true friendship.

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Editorial Reviews

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“ Exquisitely adorable creatures fit to rival Peter Rabbit.” —The New York Times
 
 “Brilliant…it may prove the special treasure of many.” —New York Herald Tribune
Children's Literature - Vicki Foote
First published in 1978, this is a tale of a mouse family with children named Hickory, Dickory, and Dock. They all live indoors until Hickory decides to go on his own to explore the outdoor world. The family lives near the back of a grandfather clock. Hickory is the biggest and liveliest of the three mice. They have some antics escaping mousetraps. Hickory gets his foot pinched in one, but he recovers easily. Hickory makes the decision to leave his indoor life with his family and live in the fields and meadows on his own. He makes a home and becomes friends with a grasshopper named Hop. His family comes to visit him, and Hickory finds out that when cold weather comes, Hop will die. They decide to travel to the south, and the story ends as they are continuing on their journey. Several verses of rhyme convey the sense of time moving on and the changes of nature and living. The story is reflective and somber along with uplifting themes of friendship, family, and nature. The illustrations are small and detailed. The book is part of "The New York Review Children's Collection" series. Children may enjoy the little adventures of Hickory and Hop, and the tender conclusion may provide some understanding of the cycle of life. Reviewer: Vicki Foote
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590176276
  • Publisher: New York Review Books
  • Publication date: 5/14/2013
  • Pages: 56
  • Sales rank: 317,402
  • Age range: 3 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.76 (w) x 8.79 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Palmer Brown (1920-2012) was born in Chicago and attended Swarthmore and the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author and illustrator of five books for children: Beyond the Pawpaw Trees and its sequel, The Silver Nutmeg, Something for Christmas, Cheerful, and Hickory (all available from the New York Review Children’s Collection). About Beyond the Pawpaw Trees, his first published book, Brown said, “If it has any moral at all, it is hoped that it will always be a deep secret between the author and those of his readers who still know that believing is seeing.”
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  • Posted June 26, 2013

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    HICKORY by Palmer Brown is an engaging Children's Book for ages

    HICKORY by Palmer Brown is an engaging Children's Book for ages 5-8. Young and old readers alike are sure to love this enduring story of Hickory, the field mouse who lived with his parents and siblings, Dickory and Dock,in a Grandfather clock. A fun look at adventure,friendship,family,loyalty,sadness and change. I loved this story. The characters are engaging and yes, I remember the song,"Hickory,Dickory,Dock the mouse ran up the clock",and the plot intriguing. As you follow Hickory,the amazing mouse, and his new friends, on a grand adventure,you can't help but wonder,WOW. This is the 35th anniversary of this story,so go out and pick it up for your future children and grand-children. It is beautifully written and a story sure to live on forever. I loved it! A must read for both young and old readers with adorable creatures,including a grasshopper,caterpillars,beetles,a cat and how they become true friends. Well done,indeed. Received for an honest review from the publisher.

    RATING: 4.5

    HEAT RATING: NONE(CHILDREN'S)

    REVIEWED BY: AprilR,Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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