The Complete Story of the Three Blind Mice

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9780395515853: The Complete Story of the Three Blind Mice

In this version of the classic Mother Goose tale, turn-of-the-century British writer John W. Ivimey tells what led up to the terrible moment when the farmer's wife cut off the tails of the three mice.

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About the Author:

Paul Galdone was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1914 and emigrated to the United States in 1928. After finishing his studies at the Art Student League and the New York School of Industrial Design, Mr. Galdone worked in the art department of a major publishing house. There he was introduced to the process of bookmaking, an activity that was soon to become his lifelong career. Before his death in 1986, Mr. Galdone illustrated almost three hundred books, many of which he himself wrote or retold. He is fondly remembered for his contemporary style, bright earthy humor, and action-filled illustrations, which will continue to delight for generations to come.

From School Library Journal:

PreSchool-Grade 2 Inspired by the chilling lines of the original nursery rhyme, Ivimey has expanded the rodents' tale and given it a happy ending. Retaining the exact form and rhythm of the original, he begins with three small mice bored with life at home who set off to find adventure. After a cold night sleeping in the open and a futile search for food, they slip into a farmer's house. The farmer shares his cheese with them, but his outraged wife calls the cat. The mice leap out the window into briars where they lose their sight and then their tails to the farmer's wife's knife. Luckily a kindly Dr. Hare heals them with a magic salve, and they return home to settle down. What brings this amusing cautionary tale to vivid and en tertaining life is Galdone's masterful artwork. He infuses such vigor and hu mor into his illustrations that the text becomes fresh and exciting. The bold, action-filled double-page spreads in warm colors view the scenes in fields and farmhouse from various perspec tives and include all kinds of intriguing background details. The goggle-eyed mice in neck scarves, the leather-faced farmer, and his stout wife in mobcap and shawl are delightful. Patricia Pearl, First Presbyterian School, Mar tinsville, Va.
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