The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

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Candlewick Press, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 36 pages
26 Reviews
A gorgeously illustrated and poetically written classic, set in a 1930s-era city at Christmastime

Rediscover the tale of the simple country mouse, magically retold by Helen Ward. Beguiled by his cousin’s amazing tales, the country mouse visits the electric city. Unfortunately the town mouse forgot to mention that the city has a lot of noise, tall buildings . . . and dangerous dogs! Helen Ward’s 1930s New York at Christmas is at once gorgeous and frighteningly busy. In the end the reader understands both why the town mouse loves his exciting life and why the country mouse is content with his peaceful home.

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Review: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

User Review  - Lynne - Goodreads

This retelling of a well-known, timeless story is wonderfully done. This version of the story would make a lovely gift especially due to the beautiful artwork! Gorgeous book...even if I had to look at almost too realistic pictures of mice. Read full review

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User Review  - Kathryn - Goodreads

The story about how the town mouse is showing a country mouse how extravagant his lifestyle is living in the town. The country mouse was a little jealous at first, but then realized he didn't like the ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Helen Ward won the first Walker Prize for Children’s Illustration and twice won the British National Art Library Award. She has also been short-listed for the 2003 Kate Greenaway Medal. She lives in Gloucestershire, England.