Mouseling and Missykin: The Tale of the Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
. Hodder & Stoughton Limited . London
PZ8.2.B97 Mou 1925 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This is a loving, expansive telling of TMCM, interspersed with pleasing, lightly imprinted designs. Maybe the key comes on 18: Now it has been often said that everything in this world depends on how you look at it. And this was quite true, for Mouseling and Missykin saw two quite different places, though they both were looking at the same place. After Missykin is thoroughly disappointed in the country, Mouseling is enraptured by the city. Then four dogs come crashing into the London dining room at once, soon followed by three cats. When the cats and dogs fight, a human being comes in with a big stick and drives them all out. When she is safe and comfortable back in the country (46), Mouseling declares What a splendid place one's home is! The tipped-in Detmold frontispiece is fine, and the colored cover illustration of many animals at night, though unrelated to this story, is very nicely done.