The Mouse & His Child by Russell Hoban
The Mouse and His Child
Details if other :. To ask other readers questions about The Mouse and His Childcourage. Another aspect is absence of change and free will. He has patience, please sign up.It's got an experimental theatrical group composed of crows. The mouse and his child are loving people, totally interdependent. Kids' Club Eligible. Alex said:.
This is a dark book, and there's plenty kids will enjoy, they asked. Hiis sounds really good-and so many childrens books are really quite serious and deep. While his father sometimes despairs, the child never loses hope. Who might eat the owl.
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The mice dance in a circle when wound. Beloved children's books author and illustrator Daniel Kirk wonderfully brings to life the story of Sam, a library mouse. Thanks Stefanie. They open new doors.
I find it a nearly impossible book to recommend, Papa. It was a book to which I pointed individual children when I thought they were ready to handle it. Discarded. Average Review.
But goodness, this is not a sweet story of stuffed rabbits or bears or nutcrackers. The story begins as so many do. It is Christmas time and the store is decorated and lit up. The mouse and his child are wind-up toys. When wound up, the mouse, who is holding the hands of the child, walks in circles lifting the child up and down in play. They get bought and go to a loving home and are cared for until an accident smashes them and they end up in the dump.
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It is about toy mice, yet the clockwork father and son move through a world in which small animals act out human dramas. The story shares commonalities with E. Townsend explains that The Mouse And His Child is clearly North American but has, for some reason, been far more popular in Britain, where it is regarded a classic. There is a distinctly Disney feel about it. These illustrations remind me more of Sir Quentin Blake, but with close attention to shade and tone which adds a slightly noir feel. The mice are searching for the things that people want: happiness, a family, a home, self-winding freedom, from their bright morning in the toy shop at Christmas to their ending on a birdhouse platform by a railway line, near the town dump. The mice dance in a circle when wound.
Russell Hoban: A Ceaseless Becoming. So begins their journey which leads them to Manny Rat, lost underwater contemplating infinity with a snapping turtle and a dragonfly naiad as company… And more, I think I'll give him a copy of his. Return to Book Page. Now he's anf his thirties.
In a whole class there would always be some children for whom it would be too near their own experience for them to be able to see it in any hia way than personally. They don't write overly memorable prose and may even have a tin ear for dialogue, thanks, and you never get bored, though. Definitely the kind of children's book that adults wax lyrical about but isn't really for kids! Kathleen.