In The Beginning: Moral Tails In An Immoral World by J. S. FriedmanIn The Beginning: Moral Tails In An Immoral World by J. S. Friedman

In The Beginning: Moral Tails In An Immoral World

byJ. S. FriedmanIllustratorChris Beatrice

Picture Books | September 3, 2013

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In the Beginningis the first book in the seriesMaurice's Valisesand follows Maurice, an endearing mouse, through his quest to learn life's lessons. With beautiful illustrations and humorous characters, even the youngest of readers will enjoy these moral tales. In this book, Maurice learns the value of always telling the truth.
About the AuthorMuch like our moral hero, Maurice, J.S. Friedman is a grandfather, veteran storyteller and world traveler. His journeys have taken him from the far east to the American heartland, learning valuable life lessons—and multiple languages—along the way. Mr. Friedman’s wanderlust is far from over. On any given day you may fin...
Title:In The Beginning: Moral Tails In An Immoral WorldFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:45 pages, 8.24 × 9.78 × 0.49 inShipping dimensions:8.24 × 9.78 × 0.49 inPublished:September 3, 2013Publisher:Mouse Prints PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9491613030

ISBN - 13:9789491613036


Read from the Book

"‘Maurice? Maurice? Can you hear me, Maurice? Maurice is your name little one.’I looked right.I looked left.I sniffed the air.But saw no one—all there was, was me. A newborn mouse riding in a coconut shell, rocked by ocean waves.”“Then I heard the voice again. ‘Maurice...I am the Muse of Mice, the voice of the Then, the Now, and the Later...You will always be able to hear me. I’ll always watch over you. You are a special mouse.’"

Editorial Reviews

""Open this book and, just like Maurice opening his valise, you will enter a world of wonder and moral lessons to take to heart.  Bravo to J.S. Friedman and Chris Beatrice for creating a book that will charm children of all ages."" -- Mark Evan Chimsky, editor of 65 Things to Do When You Retire and the award-winning Creating a Life You'll Love