The Mouse and His Child

The Mouse and His Child

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by Tamsin Oglesby, Russell Hoban
     
 

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Acclaimed as a classic of 20th century children's literature, The Mouse and His Child follows two clockwork mice who are thrown onto the scrap heap and begin a dangerous quest for a new place to belong. Russell Hoban's masterpiece has served as the inspiration for countless stories about what happens in the toy box when we're not looking.

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Acclaimed as a classic of 20th century children's literature, The Mouse and His Child follows two clockwork mice who are thrown onto the scrap heap and begin a dangerous quest for a new place to belong. Russell Hoban's masterpiece has served as the inspiration for countless stories about what happens in the toy box when we're not looking.

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First published in 1967, The Mouse and His Child amazed audiences with its tale of a wind-up pair of toy mice, a father and son, who seek freedom from the toy store. Along their journey, they must surpass the clutches of Manny Rat in the dump and embrace the sporadic wisdom of Uncle Frog. Filled with adventure, an intense message, and classic storytelling expertise, this compelling novel will catapult readers into another dimension.

Using sophisticated levels of symbolism and the timeless tale of struggle against adversity, author Russell Hoban weaves a tale that spans generations of readers. This new edition features artwork from Caldecott medalist illustrator David Small. These pen-and-ink illustrations capture the humor and adventurous tone of the book while remaining regal. The chapters all begin a with a full-page illustration, each more compelling that the one before.

Filled with hope, but infused with strong doses of reality, this wild tale is ready to enthrall a whole new audience. (Amy Barkat)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849434652
Publisher:
Theatre Communications Group
Publication date:
02/26/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Russell Hoban was an American writer of fantasy, science fiction and poetry. However he is perhaps best known for his children’s tale The Mouse and His Child, which was made into an animated film in 1977.

Tamsin Oglesby is currently under commission to the National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company and Hampstead Theatre. Her plays include My Best Friend, The War Next Door and Really Old, Like Forty-Five.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not the original book, but a play based on said book. Just a FYI.