The Church Mouse

The Church Mouse

by Graham Oakley
     
 

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Rediscover the heart-warming, classic tale of Sampson the church cat and Arthur, the church mouse... When Arthur invites the other mice to live in the church, it doesn't take long for people to notice the population explosion! Now it will take some very brave mice and one fairly courageous cat to persuade the townsfolk to welcome and embrace the newest members of

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Rediscover the heart-warming, classic tale of Sampson the church cat and Arthur, the church mouse... When Arthur invites the other mice to live in the church, it doesn't take long for people to notice the population explosion! Now it will take some very brave mice and one fairly courageous cat to persuade the townsfolk to welcome and embrace the newest members of their congregation.

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Children's Literature - Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
Arthur, a small mouse, lives happily in a village church. There is a church cat named Sampson, but he treats Arthur as a brother, so the mouse feels safe. But Arthur does get a bit lonely. So he invites other mice to join him in the church. If they do odd jobs, the parson will pay them in cheese. For a while all goes well, until one day during a service Sampson forgets himself and begins chasing mice all over the church. The congregation leaves in a huff, saying that the mice and Sampson must go. As the mice discuss their problem, a burglar comes to steal the precious church candlesticks. Cleverly the mice tie his shoelaces together and when he falls, they roll him up in a carpet and sound the alarm. Of course all ends well. In the thirty-eight years since its first publication, this tale has lost none of its charming appeal. The detailed ink and watercolor illustrations of varying sizes still perfectly depict the small English town, townsfolk, and church, along with the appealing cat and mice with their humanistic traits. The lengthy text, full of clever notions, is balanced by the scores of finely wrought, humorous visuals. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz

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ISBN-13:
9781935279693
Publisher:
Kane/Miller Book Publishers
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Pages:
36
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

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