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The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
     

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

by Aesop, Christopher E. Long (Adapted by), Mark Bloodworth (Illustrator)
 

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Town Mouse decided to visit his cousin in the country. When Town Mouse sees how small Country Mouse's house is, he invites his cousin to the city to see how to live. Will Town Mouse and Country Mouse agree on the best way to live? Find the moral to Aesop's fable in the easy-to-read, brilliantly illustrated Short Tales Fable The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse.

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Town Mouse decided to visit his cousin in the country. When Town Mouse sees how small Country Mouse's house is, he invites his cousin to the city to see how to live. Will Town Mouse and Country Mouse agree on the best way to live? Find the moral to Aesop's fable in the easy-to-read, brilliantly illustrated Short Tales Fable The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse. Short Tales is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Publishing Group. Grades 1-4.

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School Library Journal
Gr 1-3A fast-paced, yet poetic retelling of the well-loved fable, enhanced with Hannon's charming illustrations. This version features two female cousins, both of whom learn the lesson ``there's no place like home.'' The full-bled artwork depicts the anthropomorphized mice (life-sized on some pages) in sun or hearth-lit scenes. The print is large and easy on the eyes. Unfortunately, some of the brilliant color and sharp details of the cover illustration are lost on the interior pictures where the printing is dulled by inferior paper quality. Nonetheless, this is a fine choice for beginning readers whether or not they are familiar with the story.Gale W. Sherman, Pocatello Public Library, ID
Ilene Cooper
The tale of the town mouse and his country cousin has been told many times before, but this version will be appreciated by a slightly older crowd, who will like Craig's strip design, which alternates with full-page art, as well as the occasional cartoon effects, such as a cat leaping out of the boxed design. In a departure from the usual renditions of the fable, Craig has personalized her characters, naming them Charlie and Tyler, and she adds embellishments to the story. For instance, at the conclusion, Tyler puts on his top hat, white tie, and tails for an evening out at the theater while Charlie's at home counting the stars. There's plenty of visual detail to enjoy in Craig's watercolor art, and the text is full of fun. Libraries will appreciate this variation on an old favorite.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602705562
Publisher:
Magic Wagon
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Short Tales Fables Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
6 Years

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