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The Mouse and His Child

By Russell Hoban   Illustrated by David Small   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780439098274 Paperback
272 Pages | 6.02" x 7.75" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338043051 Ebook
256 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

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.