The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade & Reference Publishers, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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The country mouse is visiting his friend in the big city to see how extravagant life can be. For the first time, he basks in endless amounts of sweetmeats, champagne, and the finest cheeses a mouse could ever want. But when life at His Majesty's Court starts to show its darker sides, the country mouse quickly learns that the town's riches aren't worth losing the peace and tranquility of his own quiet home. In this classic tale of two of friends, Paul Galdone's gorgeous illustrations and simple prose remind us where we find life's true treasures.

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User Review  - BeckyPugh - LibraryThing

I understand the country mouse's desire to go to the big city. But he learns that the big city is not all that it appears to be. There is no place like home. Kindle Read full review

Review: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse (Folk Tale Classics Series)

User Review  - Shawn Thrasher - Goodreads

Galdone usually can distill a folktale down to simplicity, but this is the rare one that misses the mark. His illustrations are still bright and fun. But the story was stilted and a little flat. I ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Paul Galdone was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1907 and immigrated to the United States in 1928. Though he was also a painter and sculptor, he is best known as a writer and illustrator of children's books. During his early career Galdone worked in the art department at Doubleday where he designed a successful book jacket. The experience led him to believe that he could make a living as a freelance illustrator. He left behind the working world of New York City when he and his wife moved to rural Rockland County, New York. Many of Galdone's works are adaptations of fairy tales and folktales. Some of these are The House that Jack Built (1961), Cinderella (1978), and Three Aesop Fox Fables (1971). He illustrated the well-known Miss Pickerell Goes to Mars and sequels written by Ellen MacGregor. He has illustrated works by John Greenleaf Whittier, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Edward Lear, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. During his career he illustrated over 100 books and wrote and illustrated several dozen others. Galdone was twice runner up for the Caldecott Medal, in 1957 and 1958. Paul Galdone died in 1986.

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