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ISBN13: 9780064440417
ISBN10: 0064440419
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Publisher Comments:

Mouse is in a

jam — soon he'll

be weasel soup!

Weasel is ready for his dinner. And poor mouse is it. Just in time, he thinks up a clever and entertaining way to distract weasel from serving up mouse soup for supper.

Synopsis:

Weasel is ready for his dinner, and poor Mouse is it. Can he stop the weasel from serving up mouse soup for supper?

Synopsis:

An inventive mouse escapes from a weasel's soup pot by telling four marvelousstories. "An artistic triumph, with enough suspense, humor and wisdom to holdany reader".--New York Times. Three-color illustrations.

About the Author

During his distinguished career Arnold Lobel wrote and/or illustrated over 70 books for children. To his illustrating credit, he had a Caldecott Medal book — Fables (1981) — and two Caldecott Honor Books-his own Frog and Toad are Friends (1971) and Hildilid's Night by Cheli Duran Ryan (1972). To his writing credit, he had a Newbery Honor Book — Frog and Toad Together (1973). But to his greatest credit, he had a following of literally millions of young children with whom he shared the warmth and humor of his unpretentious vision of life.

Though he was a born storyteller — he began making up stories extemporaneously to entertain his fellow second-graders in Schenectady, New York, where he grew up in the care of his grandparents. Mr. Lobel called himself a "lucky amateur" in terms of his writing. Viewing himself as a professionally trained illustrator (he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute), he said, "I know how to draw pictures. With writing, I don't really know what I'm doing. It's very intuitive."

In addition to the Frog and Toad books, Owl at Home, Mouse Tales, The Book of Pigericks, and many other popular books he created, Mr. Lobel also illustrated other writers' texts that captured his fancy. He viewed this as "something different and challenging." Often his illustrations for those books showed a different aspect of his personality and his artistic expertise, ranging from his meticulous dinosaurs in Dinosaur Time by Peggy Parish to his chilling pen-and-ink drawings in Nightmares: Poems to Trouble Your Sleep by Jack Prelutsky, about which Booklist wrote, "Young readers will be amazed that the gentle Lobel of Frog and Toad fame can be so comfortably diabolic."

In 1977 Mr. Lobel and his wife, Anita, a distinguished children's book author and artist in her own right, collaborated on their first book, How the Rooster Saved the Day, chosen by School Library Journal as one of the Best Books of the Year, 1977. They then collaborated on three more books, A Treeful of Pigs, a 1979 ALA Notable Book; On Market Street, a 1982 Caldecott Honor Book; and The Rose in My Garden, a 1984 Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor Book.

Arnold Lobel died in 1987.

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Silly Grandma, September 30, 2011 (view all comments by Silly Grandma)
My sons LOVED Arnold Lobel books when they were small. My oldest now lives in Germany with his young family and he just asked me to send a copy of Mouse Soup to my 5 year old grandson - proof that classics never grow old or out of date!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780064440417
performance Read:
Arnold Lobel.
Publisher:
HarperTrophy
Author:
Lobel, Arnold
Author:
by Arnold Lobel
Author:
Bukowski, Charles
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Readers - Beginner
Subject:
Animals - Mice Hamsters Guinea Pigs etc.
Subject:
Picture books
Subject:
Picture books for children
Subject:
Mice
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
Animals -- Fiction.
Subject:
Mice -- Fiction.
Subject:
Mice -- Juvenile fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Children s-Beginning Readers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Abridged:
Abridged Edition
Series:
I Can Read Book 2
Series Volume:
84-152
Publication Date:
19830931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
35 mm. +
Media Run Time:
002000
Age Level:
04-08

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"Synopsis" by , Weasel is ready for his dinner, and poor Mouse is it. Can he stop the weasel from serving up mouse soup for supper?
"Synopsis" by , An inventive mouse escapes from a weasel's soup pot by telling four marvelousstories. "An artistic triumph, with enough suspense, humor and wisdom to holdany reader".--New York Times. Three-color illustrations.

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