The Lion and the Mouse
Huber, Miriam Blanton
Salisbury, Frank Seely
. Harper and Row , James Nisbet & Col. Ltd. . Digswell Place, Welwyn, Herts. ,
PZ8.2.H83 Li 1951 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Copyright in the USA by Harper and Row 1951. This twenty-four-page pamphlet, 5¼ x 7¾, features a mouse who decides to run up on the lion's back. The simple art makes good use of the rope ends around the text as the men plot to lay the trap (7). This is the first time that I remember hearing the mouse tell the lion to stop roaring. There is a second story covering the second half of the pamphlet, The Old Woman and the Fox. The fox, who has the job of watching the old woman's sheep, eats one each night but always has a story in the morning about who the culprit was. She cannot catch the fox, but she does throw her milk at him as he runs off. And so the tail of a fox has a white spot at its end. Are these illustrations some kind of pastel work?