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.
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.