The Mouse and His Child by Russell HobanThe Mouse and His Child by Russell Hoban

The Mouse and His Child

byRussell HobanIllustratorDavid Small

Picture Books | September 26, 2017

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Caldecott Medalist David Small lovingly shows us the heart of Russell Hoban's classic. The mouse and his child are wind-up toys forever joined at the hands. But when their mechanism breaks they are discarded, separated from the doll house where they lived and the toy elephant that the child calls "mother" (much to her chagrin). Thus begins the suspenseful journey that is heartbreaking, harrowing, and ultimately joyful as the mice seek what seems at first to be impossible: independence (self-winding) and the way back home.
Russell Hoban's career spanned five decades in which he wrote more than sixty books, including such children's classics as Bedtime for Frances and The Mouse and His Child, adult fiction including Riddley Walker and Turtle Diary, and several collections of poetry and essays.David Small is the illustrator of many award-winning books, inc...
Title:The Mouse and His ChildFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:272 pages, 7.75 × 6.02 × 0.78 inPublished:September 26, 2017Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0439098270

ISBN - 13:9780439098274

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mixed Feelings I personally did not enjoy the plot or the book in general, but I fell in love with the mice. The characters are so inviting and sympathetic that they make the book worth seeing through once it is started.
Date published: 2016-11-17