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The Mouse and His Child

The Mouse and His Child

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ISBN
9780571307555
Published
05/11/2015
9780571307555
Format
Paperback
Price
£7.99
Paperback
272

About the Book

Funny, thought-provoking and moving, this much loved story is a true classic.

'What are we, Papa?' the toy mouse child asked his father.
'I don't know,' the father answered. 'We must wait and see.'

So begins the story of a tin father and son who dance under a Christmas tree until they break the ancient clockwork rules and are themselves broken. Thrown away, then rescued from a dustbin and repaired by a tramp, they set out on a dangerous quest for a family and a place of their own - the magnificent doll's house, the plush elephant and the tin seal they had once know in the toy shop.

‘Hugely funny, provocative, pathetic and heroic.’ TLS

‘Brilliantly plotted . . . a spellbinder . . . it has a style that glows and crackles.’ Spectator

Funny, thought-provoking and moving, this much loved story is a true classic.'What are we, Papa?' the toy mouse child asked his father. 'I don't know,' the father answered. 'We must wait and see.'So begins the story of a tin father and son who dance under a Christmas tree until they break the ancient clockwork rules and are themselves broken. Thrown away, then rescued from a dustbin and repaired by a tramp, they set out on a dangerous quest for a family and a place of their own - the magnificent doll's house, the plush elephant and the tin seal they had once know in the toy shop.‘Hugely funny, provocative, pathetic and heroic.’ TLS‘Brilliantly plotted . . . a spellbinder . . . it has a style that glows and crackles.’ Spectator
  • Russell Hoban

    Russell Hoban was born in Pennsylvania in 1925. He went to art school before serving in World War II and was a freelance illustrator for eight years before taking up full-time writing. His many works of fiction and poetry for both adults and children have won him numerous awards. The Mouse and His Child has been hailed as one of the great classics of the twentieth century.

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