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The Mouse and His Child

Russell Hoban

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Ebook
ISBN
9780571298440
Date Published
20.09.2012
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Summary

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

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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…

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