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Mouse and Lion

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Publisher Comments:

From the illustrator of the classic edition of Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs

On a ridge above the Kalihari,

Lion naps, until Mouse bumbles into him,

willy-nilly, startling him awake.

After a show of teeth, Lion is softened

by Mouse's pledge of loyalty

and sets him free.

When a cold moon brings a humbling lesson,

Lion comes to recognize

Mouse's keen skill, and deeper kindness.

Mouse and Lion, Aesop's fabled duo,

renew their ancient bond

in this warm retelling by Rand Burkert,

illuminated by the authentic natural detail

of Nancy Ekholm Burkert's art.

Review:

"In jaunty prose, first-time author Rand Burkert — the illustrator's son — retells Aesop's fable of the mouse who stumbles over a lion ('Sire, I took you for a mountain — honestly!') and pleads for his freedom ('You might need me someday, in a pinch'); the mouse fulfills the prediction by gnawing him free from a hunter's net. 'You shall also be free, Mouse!' says the lion. 'I grant you liberty to climb every mountain in my kingdom.' Caldecott Honoree Nancy Ekholm Burkert's (Snow-White and the Seven Dwarves) exquisitely drafted spreads celebrate the beauty of the African savannah, often from a mouse's-eye view: a graceful blade of grass, a moth's wing, the thorns of the scrubby African shrubs. Moments of drama are sometimes represented in a series of spot illustrations, the present instant in full color, those past or yet to come in pale blue, a lovely way of expressing time on an unmoving page. Creamy paper, a spare layout, and fine typography combine to create an object that reminds readers of the physical pleasures of books; it's a gratifying addition to Nancy Ekholm Burkert's small but treasured oeuvre. All ages." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

MOUSE and LION is Rand Burkert's first book.

Nancy Ekholm Burkert's first illustrations were for the original edition of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH (1961). Her picture books include THE NIGHTINGALE (1965); THE SCROOBIOUS PIP (1968); THE FIR TREE (1970); SNOW-WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1972), a Caldecott Honor Book; and VALENTINE and ORSON (1989).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780545101479
Author:
Rand Burkert and Nancy Ekholm Burkert
Publisher:
Michael Di Capua Books
Author:
And
Author:
Burkert, R
Author:
Burkert, Nancy Ekholm
Author:
Burkert, Rand
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-General
Subject:
Children s Folk Tales-Mythical Creatures
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.75 x 9.75 in
Age Level:
from 4 to 8

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Product details 32 pages Michael Di Capua Books - English 9780545101479 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In jaunty prose, first-time author Rand Burkert — the illustrator's son — retells Aesop's fable of the mouse who stumbles over a lion ('Sire, I took you for a mountain — honestly!') and pleads for his freedom ('You might need me someday, in a pinch'); the mouse fulfills the prediction by gnawing him free from a hunter's net. 'You shall also be free, Mouse!' says the lion. 'I grant you liberty to climb every mountain in my kingdom.' Caldecott Honoree Nancy Ekholm Burkert's (Snow-White and the Seven Dwarves) exquisitely drafted spreads celebrate the beauty of the African savannah, often from a mouse's-eye view: a graceful blade of grass, a moth's wing, the thorns of the scrubby African shrubs. Moments of drama are sometimes represented in a series of spot illustrations, the present instant in full color, those past or yet to come in pale blue, a lovely way of expressing time on an unmoving page. Creamy paper, a spare layout, and fine typography combine to create an object that reminds readers of the physical pleasures of books; it's a gratifying addition to Nancy Ekholm Burkert's small but treasured oeuvre. All ages." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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