Synopses & Reviews
Though his life begins "in a commonplace way," Christopher Mouse is not the least bit common. Born in an ordinary wire cage, he endures various young owners who range from bad to worse before narrowly escaping death by taxidermy. His adventures continue in the Metropolitan Museum of Art as he encounters a large cat in the Egyptian room. Throughout his journeys, Christopher proves an adventurer of the most intrepid sort-and a budding poet as well. With the delightful feel of a lost (and found) classic, this is the story of an extraordinary mouse who, through strong will and good luck, finds his own small way in a very large world.
A Texas Bluebonnet 2005-2006 Master List Selection A Bank Street Children's Book Committee Outstanding Children's Book of the Year A Book Links Lasting Connection Book
Hardcover edition available:
"Christopher Mouse "1582348782 - $15.95
"The writing is nicely mannered but very accessible, making the book not only a winner for reading aloud but also a delightful offering for children moving past beginning readers." -"Booklist," starred review
"Christopher Mouse may be small, but he has big adventures . . . his conversational account of his life will delight young readers." -School Library Journal
"Benson's highly textured, hatching-dense drawings enhance the slightly period flavor . . . Christopher and his brethren are engagingly and authentically portrayed." -"The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books""
With the delightful feel of a lost (and found) classic, this is the story of a rather extraordinary mouse who, through the force of will and good luck, finds his own small way in a very large world. Illustrations.
About the Author
is the author of many books for children, including the picture books Ten Sly Piranhas
and Dinosaurs Forever
and the novel Nell of Branford Hall
. He lives in New York City.
Patrick Benson won the Mother Goose Award for his illustration of William Mayne's Hob Stories. He has illustrated more than twenty books, including Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and Mole and the Baby Bird by Marjorie Newman, a Christopher Award winner.