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)