Annotations for Town Mouse and the Country Mouse


Baker & Taylor
A lyrical adaptation of the classic Aesop fable is set in a 1930s-era city at Christmastime and features a beguiled country mouse who visits his cousin's electric city, where the large-scale sights, sounds and dangers help both mice appreciate their native homes.

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Baker & Taylor
A lyrical adaptation of the classic Aesop fable is set in a 1930s-era city at Christmastime and features a beguiled country mouse who visits his cousin's electric city, where the large-scale sights, sounds, and dangers help both mice appreciate their native homes.

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Random House, Inc.
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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