By Russell Hoban
A reissue of the cherished vintage, with wonderful new pictures.
Russell Hoban is perhaps most sensible recognized and enjoyed for his captivating sequence of books approximately Frances the Badger. even if, in 1967 he wrote a singular that many deliberate to be one of many nice works of kid's literature of the 20 th century, The Mouse and His Child.
The mouse and his baby are wind-up toys eternally joined by the hands. but if their mechanism breaks they're discarded, separated from the doll residence the place they lived and the toy elephant that the kid calls "mother" (much to her chagrin). And so starts off a suspenseful trip that's heartbreaking, thought-provoking, and eventually cheerful because the mice search what turns out first and foremost to be very unlikely: independence (self-winding) and how again home.