The Subway Mouse

Paperback | September 1, 2005

byBarbara ReidIllustratorBarbara Reid

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Award-winning author and illustrator Barbara Reid incorporates found objects into her acclaimed Plasticine art to create a glorious underground adventure featuring a little mouse on a big adventure.

Nib lives deep beneath the city, in a subway station the mice call Sweetfall. By day, the trains thunder past. At night, the old mice tell stories of the mythical land known as Tunnel's End, where the air is sweet and the nests are soft, but where scary, mouse-eating monsters roam. One day, Nib sets out on a quest to find Tunnel's End. Along the way he faces danger, finds a friend . . . and discovers a place more wonderful than he ever dreamed.

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Award-winning author and illustrator Barbara Reid incorporates found objects into her acclaimed Plasticine art to create a glorious underground adventure featuring a little mouse on a big adventure.Nib lives deep beneath the city, in a subway station the mice call Sweetfall. By day, the trains thunder past. At night, the old mice tell ...

BARBARA REID is one of Canada's leading illustrator/authors, and the creator of such bestsellers as The Subway Mouse, Read Me a Book and Two by Two. Her books have won every major children's book award, and in 1988 she became the first Canadian to win the UNICEF-Ezra Jack Keats International Award for Excellence in Children's Book Illu...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.02 × 9.03 × 0.14 inPublished:September 1, 2005Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0439952239

ISBN - 13:9780439952231

Appropriate for ages: 3

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing adventure for a little mouse Famed Canadian author and illustrator Barbara Reid has created another wonderful book for children. Reid has won just about every Canadian award for children's authors or illustrators, and her unique plasticine illustrations are known and recognized the world over. In this story she not only uses her trademark images but incorporated found objects to enhance the images and tell the story. This story is of a mouse named Nib. He is fascinated with items he finds around the subway station he lives in. In his home of Sweetfall, there are legends of Tunnel's End. Nib is fascinated and captivated by these mouse myths. One day he is compelled to search for Tunnel's End and his and our adventure is just beginning. His quest leads him through other mouse towns in different stations, and he meets Lola who joins him on his journey. Pick up the book and follow Nib on his journey; it will be a fun and wild journey.
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Praise for The Subway Mouse:Winner, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz AwardWinner, IBBY Outstanding Canadian Picture BookCBC Bookaboo SelectionGlobe & Mail Top Ten Children's Books of 2003Finalist, Governor General's Award for IllustrationHonour Book, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrators' AwardShortlist, OLA Blue Spruce Award CCBC Our Choice, Starred SelectionOLA Best Bet"Barbara Reid's Plasticine art renders Nib's garbage-strewn subterranean world as enchanting as the starlit sky and grassy lands that ultimately greet him." -McLean's"Reid's observant eye and magic with Plasticine make every page an intriguing work of art." -Toronto Star"The Subway Mouse has just been nominated for a Governor General's Award in the category of kids' lit illustration, and it's plain to see why. Reid's plasticine art is remarkable . . . Reid is a master at what she does." -Books in Canada*"Reid creates a charming, lively adventure in short, smoothly paced sentences, but it's her marvellous collage illustrations that really bring the characters and the richly imagined world to life." -Booklist, starred review"Reid's artwork is outstanding . . . Young children will pore over the details and older children will get ideas to create their own pictures." -School Library Journal