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dc.contributor.authorNo Authoren_US
dc.contributor.illustratorBrett, Janen_US
dc.identifier.other8562 (Access ID)en_US
dc.description.abstractHere is the second of two extra copies of this book. I love this book! It is lavishly and carefully done. Do not miss the silks and jewels in the city and the woven patterns frequent in the country (even those depicted on the book's cover underneath the dust jacket). The borders of the illustrations are a treat in themselves, depicting things like tassels, buttons, cones, pasta shells, and postage stamps. The story has two couples discovering that there is no place like home. The enemies are parallel: the cat in the city and the owl in the country. The two mice couples meet and decide to trade houses. There are some wonderful touches of observation and imagination here. The town woman mistakes rain for a leaking bathtub. Her husband's colorful jacket attracts a predator bird. The two wipe soot from the city window to see the blue sky that reminds them of their country home. The cat falls from a stack of piled-up dishes. To the frightened country mice, the cat is an owl with teeth, and the owl is, to their counterparts, a cat with wings. The two predators collide as they are chasing the mice on the way back to their homes. As he comes to, the cat suggests to the owl that they trade places. I will keep in the collection a copy of the third impression, printed in Mexico. It came as a gift of MaryAnne Rouse, Dec., '94.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityJan Bretten_US
dc.publisherG.P. Putnam's Sonsen_US
dc.subject.lccxPZ8.2.B6675To 1994en_US
dc.titleTown Mouse/Country Mouseen_US
dc.typeBook, Whole
dc.acquired.locationGift of Mary Pat Ryanen_US
dc.cost.usCost: $-0.01en_US
dc.description.bindingThis is a hardbound book (hard cover)en_US
dc.description.coverThis book has a dust jacket (book cover)en_US
dc.description.note3First impressionen_US
dc.fables.extra2012Extra 2012en_US
dc.fables.otherGood copy: 1948en_US
dc.fables.otherExtra copy: 8561, 8562en_US
dc.printer.locationHong Kongen_US
dc.subject.local1Book containing one fableen_US

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