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The lion & the mouse /

by Pinkney, Jerry; Aesop.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co. Books for Young Readers, 2009Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 25 x 29 cm.ISBN: 9780316013567 (hc) : ; 0316013560 (hc).Title notes: BRA $16.99 4/1/2010 (hm)Other title: Lion and the mouse.Subject(s): Fables -- Juvenile literature | Folklore | Fables | Folklore | Stories without wordsSummary: In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable, an adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when he rescues the King of the Jungle.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The Caldecott Award-winning and New York Times bestselling fable of compassion and kindness retold by acclaimed artist Jerry Pinkney. <br> <br> In award-winning artist Jerry Pinkney's wordless adaptation of one of Aesop's most beloved fables, an unlikely pair learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted. After a ferocious lion spares a cowering mouse that he'd planned to eat, the mouse later comes to his rescue, freeing him from a poacher's trap. With vivid depictions of the landscape of the African Serengeti and expressively-drawn characters, Pinkney makes this a truly special retelling, and his stunning pictures speak volumes. <br> Don't miss these other classic retelling by Jerry Pinkney: The Tortoise & the Hare The Grasshopper & the Ants The Three Billy Goats Gruff Little Red Riding Hood

In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable, an adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when he rescues the King of the Jungle.


BRA $16.99 4/1/2010 (hm)

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Horn Book Review

(Preschool, Primary) By retelling Aesop's fable entirely in his signature pencil and watercolor art, Pinkney encourages closer exploration of the pleasing detail with which he amplifies it. The mouse has just escaped an owl when she makes the mistake of running up the lion's back; his decision to let her go, over three full spreads, is all the more eloquent for being wordless. Her dauntless attack on the white hunters' densely knotted rope trap, in which the lion is caught, is related via numerous smaller frames; successful, the mouse takes one tough knot home to her young (as a toy? Or to tell them her story?). On every page, this beautiful book suggests even more than it tells about its real setting, and about that fabulous world where such bargains are made and such rescues may happen. It's a generous rendition: there are character-revealing portraits of the protagonists, unencumbered by text, on the jacket (a regal lion, sumptuous with golden mane, glances anxiously from the front; the doughty mouse, wide-eyed with intelligence, is on the back). On the front of the book itself is a second pair of telling portraits in lieu of a title; there's an African Peaceable Kingdom on the back. One endpaper celebrates the animal-crowded Serengeti setting; the second rounds out the story with the lion and mouse families on a shared outing. It will be a challenge for libraries to make every gorgeous surface available, but it's a challenge worth taking on. Artist's note appended. From HORN BOOK, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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