City Mouse & Country Mouse: A Classic Fairy Tale
. Abbeville Publishing Group . NY
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Here is an extra copy of this book. First published in 1998 in French by Editions Nathan in Paris. Delightful and imaginative art work, starting from the lawn chairs in which we first see the mice, lawn chairs apparently growing out of the tops of stalks of wheat. The city visit is a week later and takes place in the house of a rich shopkeeper. The mice are doing their feasting on the bottom shelf of the kitchen cupboard when they are interrupted by the cook. Soon they are on the top shelf when the cat interrupts them. Next they head for the basement where the country mouse almost falls for a mouse trap. That trap is the last straw, and the country mouse heads politely for home. He lived happily ever after in the fields. Eight small versions of the illustrations are presented at the end with the challenge to put them back in the right order. A very nice little book with very stiff covers.