The Christmas Mouse

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Ben is a wealthy mouse who is not interested in Christmas, or the gift that Tim, a poor mouse, brings him on Christmas Eve. That night, Ben cannot sleep and a stranger appears who takes him on a quest to find three people who agree with Ben that a candied plum is the best thing in the world. By morning, Ben, like Scrooge, has learned the true meaning of Christmas and the value of friendship; and he invites Tim to celebrate Christmas with him. Toby Forward's atmospheric tale is perfectly matched by Ruth Brown's ...

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Overview

Ben is a wealthy mouse who is not interested in Christmas, or the gift that Tim, a poor mouse, brings him on Christmas Eve. That night, Ben cannot sleep and a stranger appears who takes him on a quest to find three people who agree with Ben that a candied plum is the best thing in the world. By morning, Ben, like Scrooge, has learned the true meaning of Christmas and the value of friendship; and he invites Tim to celebrate Christmas with him. Toby Forward's atmospheric tale is perfectly matched by Ruth Brown's gorgeous illustrations, to make this a classic Christmas gift book.

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"Ambitious and highly successful . . . unforgettable . . . brilliant illustrations."  —Nursery World

 "Brilliant. A very special book indeed."  —Daily Mail

"Fabulous."  —Sunday Telegraph

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781842705834
  • Publisher: Andersen Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/31/2006
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 1,375,020
  • Age range: 5 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Toby Forward trained as a priest, but worked full time as a writer for many years. He lives in Liverpool and is now working for the 2008 European Capital of Culture Year. Ruth Brown is established as a highly successful illustrator and author.

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