The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
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 MouseUser 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
Review: The Town Mouse and the Country MouseUser Review - Aletheia Ubben - Goodreads
Really, really beautiful illustrations! I especially enjoyed the pages where the town mouse brags about the city, as Helen Ward simultaneously highlights the profound beauty of the countryside; the effect is captivating. Read full review