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The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

by Ellen Schecter, Aesop, Holly Hannon
     
 

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Another in our popular series of shaped books tellling the still pertinent story of two ways of life. Good stories never lose their power. Aesop, an ancient Greek, first wrote this tale of a country mouse who samples the life of her city cousin, and finds the simple peace of the country far preferable. Ethel Hays, the illustrator, has changed the cousins from male to

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Another in our popular series of shaped books tellling the still pertinent story of two ways of life. Good stories never lose their power. Aesop, an ancient Greek, first wrote this tale of a country mouse who samples the life of her city cousin, and finds the simple peace of the country far preferable. Ethel Hays, the illustrator, has changed the cousins from male to femaile so that she can indulge her talent for rendering beautifully dressed mouse ladies. Even the country mouse's Sunday best is outshone by the city mouse's complex and fashionable wardrobe.

Editorial Reviews

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553375725
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/27/1995
Series:
Bank Street Ready-to-Read Series
Pages:
47
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.15(d)
Lexile:
AD600L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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