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The Lion & the Mouse

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The Lion & the Mouse Cover

ISBN13: 9780316013567
ISBN10: 0316013560
Condition: Standard
Dustjacket: Standard
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Publisher Comments:

A beautifully illustrated retelling of the beloved fairy tale from Caldecott Medal-winning author Jerry Pinkney

 

For generations, children have been enchanted by the tale of the clever cat in fancy boots who outsmarts a king and a sorcerer to win a castle and a bride for his penniless master. The humor, the magic, and a lush Renaissance setting are all on glorious display, and a well-placed gatefold adds to the drama. This elegant new edition of Charles Perrault's folktale is essential for every child's library. Read it in tandem with other Pinkney classic picture books like The Little Red Hen and The Lion and the Mouse.

"This book is larger than life."-Library Media Connection

 

Review:

"Other than some squeaks, hoots and one enormous roar, Pinkney's (Little Red Riding Hood) interpretation of Aesop's fable is wordless — as is its striking cover, which features only a head-on portrait of the lion's face. Mottled, tawny illustrations show a mouse unwittingly taking refuge on a lion's back as it scurries away from an owl. The large beast grabs and then releases the tiny creature, who later frees the lion who has become tangled in a hunter's snare. Pinkney enriches this classic tale of friendship with another universal theme — family — affectingly illustrated in several scenes as well as in the back endpapers, which show the lion walking with his mate and cubs as the mouse and her brood ride on his back. Pinkney's artist's note explains that he set the book in Africa's Serengeti, 'with its wide horizon and abundant wildlife so awesome yet fragile — not unlike the two sides of each of the heroes.' Additional African species grace splendid panoramas that balance the many finely detailed, closeup images of the protagonists. Pinkney has no need for words; his art speaks eloquently for itself. Ages 3 — 6. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

In award-winning artist Jerry Pinkney's wordless adaptation of one of Aesop's most beloved fables, an unlikely pair learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted. After a ferocious lion spares a cowering mouse that he'd planned to eat, the mouse later comes to his rescue, freeing him from a poacher's trap. With vivid depictions of the landscape of the African Serengeti and expressively-drawn characters, Pinkney makes this a truly special retelling, and his stunning pictures speak volumes.

Synopsis:

In this wordless adaptation of one of Aesop's most beloved fables by an award-winning artist, an unlikely pair learns that no act of kindness is ever wasted. With vivid depictions of the landscape of the African Serengeti and expressively drawn characters, Pinkney makes this a truly special retelling.

Synopsis:

Three friends discover a secret box, and a whole new side to their city!

Synopsis:

Times change.

Cities may grow large.

Summers may come and go.

And people might grow old,

but the one thing that always

remains the same is the desire for

adventure. Barbara Lehman takes readers on a timeless trip to a world of secret messages left in secret boxes hidden in secret places.and#160;

Youand#8217;ll never know what youand#8217;ll find when you look inside!

Synopsis:

One magpie,

lots of stuff,

and a few friendly mice

show us that less is

more.

This innovative and spare picture book asks the question: When is MORE more than

enough? Can a team of well-intentioned mice save their friend from hoarding too

much stuff? With breathtaking illustrations from the award-winning Brian Lies, this

book about conservation wraps an important message in a beautiful package.

About the Author

Jerry Pinkney, recipient of the 2010 Caldecott Medal, is also a five-time Caldecott Honor winner and five-time Coretta Scott King Award winner, among many other honors. He lives in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.

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Gold Gato, December 24, 2011 (view all comments by Gold Gato)
Goodness gracious, this is a book that can't just sit on a shelf in a bookstore. Try walking past it...you can't, for the magnificent water colours simply jump right at you.

This book is a silent movie on paper. The tale "do unto others" is told by art only. Your children will want to turn the pages themselves so they can see the great maned lion and the pesky little mouse work things out.

And once your child is done, take the book and stand it up on your bookshelf with cover front-and-center, for this volume deserves the spotlight.

This book is truly meant to be enjoyed via paper, not electronic tablet.

Book Season = Spring
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inkspotswis, September 3, 2009 (view all comments by inkspotswis)
When the art is this stunning text only detracts. In his retelling of a classic Aesop’s fable, renowned author and illustrator Jerry Pinkney stuck to illustrations only, with the exception of occasional animal sound words like squeak, screech and roar. And what a good choice. The cover art, featuring a yellow-eyed, whisker-joweled, firey-maned lioned staring down a pink eared, knuckle-toed, bucktoothed mouse, is so exceptionally beautiful you would hate to see a printed title cover even a millimeter of it. So, happily, the title runs up the spine. The tale is a familiar one. After a mighty lion frees a small mouse that he might have eaten, the mouse returns the debt by nibbling the lion out of a hunter’s net. While the blazing oranges of the lion’s mane form the most spectacular image, other details further the delight. The setting, in the African Serengeti, allows for a great array of animal life as well as small, geographically distinct details like colorful flowers, grasses, insects and butterflies. Beautiful beyond words.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316013567
Author:
Pinkney, Jerry
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Author:
Lehman, Barbara
Author:
Springman, I. C.
Author:
Lies, Brian
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Stories without words
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - Environment
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Greek & Roman
Subject:
Children s-Fables
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Animals; Lions; Mice; Mythology
Subject:
Animals - Birds
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
mouse;mice;more;conservation;friendship;hoarding;counting;picture book;ages 4 to
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
20110321
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
9 x 11 in 0.95 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-06

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Product details 48 pages Little, Brown Young Readers - English 9780316013567 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Other than some squeaks, hoots and one enormous roar, Pinkney's (Little Red Riding Hood) interpretation of Aesop's fable is wordless — as is its striking cover, which features only a head-on portrait of the lion's face. Mottled, tawny illustrations show a mouse unwittingly taking refuge on a lion's back as it scurries away from an owl. The large beast grabs and then releases the tiny creature, who later frees the lion who has become tangled in a hunter's snare. Pinkney enriches this classic tale of friendship with another universal theme — family — affectingly illustrated in several scenes as well as in the back endpapers, which show the lion walking with his mate and cubs as the mouse and her brood ride on his back. Pinkney's artist's note explains that he set the book in Africa's Serengeti, 'with its wide horizon and abundant wildlife so awesome yet fragile — not unlike the two sides of each of the heroes.' Additional African species grace splendid panoramas that balance the many finely detailed, closeup images of the protagonists. Pinkney has no need for words; his art speaks eloquently for itself. Ages 3 — 6. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , In award-winning artist Jerry Pinkney's wordless adaptation of one of Aesop's most beloved fables, an unlikely pair learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted. After a ferocious lion spares a cowering mouse that he'd planned to eat, the mouse later comes to his rescue, freeing him from a poacher's trap. With vivid depictions of the landscape of the African Serengeti and expressively-drawn characters, Pinkney makes this a truly special retelling, and his stunning pictures speak volumes.
"Synopsis" by , In this wordless adaptation of one of Aesop's most beloved fables by an award-winning artist, an unlikely pair learns that no act of kindness is ever wasted. With vivid depictions of the landscape of the African Serengeti and expressively drawn characters, Pinkney makes this a truly special retelling.
"Synopsis" by ,

Three friends discover a secret box, and a whole new side to their city!

"Synopsis" by ,
Times change.

Cities may grow large.

Summers may come and go.

And people might grow old,

but the one thing that always

remains the same is the desire for

adventure. Barbara Lehman takes readers on a timeless trip to a world of secret messages left in secret boxes hidden in secret places.and#160;

Youand#8217;ll never know what youand#8217;ll find when you look inside!

"Synopsis" by , One magpie,

lots of stuff,

and a few friendly mice

show us that less is

more.

This innovative and spare picture book asks the question: When is MORE more than

enough? Can a team of well-intentioned mice save their friend from hoarding too

much stuff? With breathtaking illustrations from the award-winning Brian Lies, this

book about conservation wraps an important message in a beautiful package.

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