Tillie and the Wall by Leo LionniTillie and the Wall by Leo Lionni

Tillie and the Wall

byLeo Lionni

Paperback | February 20, 1991

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A timeless fable about unity and breaking down barriers, from four-time Caldecott Honor-winner Leo Lionni.

All her life Tillie the mouse has wondered what lies on the other side of the wall. Imagining all sorts of fantastic possibilities, she digs a tunnel to get to the other side, where she discovers . . . other mice, just like her! Together, Tillie and her friends work to bring down the wall and unite mouse-kind. Written just before the fall of the Berlin wall, this seemingly simple fable has a powerful message for all children—and all people.
Leo Lionni, an internationally known designer, illustrator, and graphic artist, was born in Holland and lived in Italy until he came to the United States in 1939. He was the recipient of the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was honored posthumously in 2007 with the Society of Illustrators’ Lifetime Achievement Awa...
Title:Tillie and the WallFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.06 × 7.06 × 0.14 inPublished:February 20, 1991Publisher:Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0679813578

ISBN - 13:9780679813576

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Book to Spark a Discussion with Kids This is a great book to spark a discussion with kids. My class wanted to discuss the idea of the unknown, the idea of "the grass is always greener" and other details. Like other Leo Lioni books, this is a good one for kids at various ages and stages!
Date published: 2017-01-27

From Our Editors

Unlike the other mice, who are not curious about the wall that has always been part of their world, Tillie is determined to find out what lies on the other side of the wall.

Editorial Reviews

"Lionni's inquisitive, clever mice prove once more the value of the fable as a storytelling device, especially when it is simply told and beautifully illustrated. . . . A superior picture book." —School Library Journal (Starred Review)

“A journey worth repeating.” —Publishers Weekly