The Mouse and His Child

Written by Russell Hoban, illustrated by David Small

The images stay with you long after the book is done: the toy mouse and his father, on a journey together joined hand in hand; Manny Rat, the nefarious lord of the junkyard, stalking the toy mice for their clockwork parts; Uncle Frog spouting wisdom and nonsense from within a glove; and the Bonzo Dog Food dog, repeating himself endlessly on a label, fading away to the last visible dog…

“Like the fantasies of Tolkien, Thurber, E.B. White, The Mouse and His Child is filled with symbolism and satire, violence and vengeance, tears and laughter.”
The New York Times

Arthur A. Levine Books, Scholastic Press

ISBN 0-439-09826-2