This small-format, gifty offering from an acclaimed author is not necessarily a children's book; the story it tells, in prose, will absorb adult admirers of literary craftsmanship as thoroughly as it does children. When Whitefoot the mouse is flooded out of her nest and carried downstream on a log-and most of the book relates this journey-she owes her survival to her innate skills. Every detail merits the closest observation: "Her ears were listening into the slur and spatter around her. Her nose was intelligently sniffing....The voice in her mind was saying, 'Seeds! Seeds! Look around!'" If Te Selle's densely detailed black-and-white drawings were any more realistic, readers would be able to see Whitefoot's tiny furry body breathing. Though everything that happens takes place an inch off the ground, Berry finds a heroic dimension to Whitefoot, and his gift is to make readers feel it, too. Ages 7-12. (Jan.)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Whitefoot: A Story from the Center of the Worldby Wendell Berry, Davis Te Selle
A white-footed mouse is swept away in a flood and must carefully watch and wait until it is safe to make a home in its new surroundings. See more details below
A white-footed mouse is swept away in a flood and must carefully watch and wait until it is safe to make a home in its new surroundings.
- Counterpoint Press
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- 5.90(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.40(d)
- Age Range:
- 8 - 12 Years
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It teaches us that the center of our world can change but that it does not necessarily change who we are.