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Once A Mouse.

Marcia Brown

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ISBN 10: 0684126621 / ISBN 13: 9780684126623
Published by Antheneum Books for Young Readers, An Imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, New York, N. Y., 1961
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Unpaginated, but contains about 32 pgs. Very Rare Title classic children's story, this mustard HC book has dark green font on spine and is in FINE shape. As Unread condiiton, decorated eps, colorful woodcut engravings, totally unmarked, tight, clean, square, with strong hinges and no odors. DJ is in VG+ shape, bright and colorful with no shelf wear, tears or other damage. Gold foil Caldecott Award Medal on the fc of dj. (This author has had two Caldecott Medal winning books, and six have won Caldecott Honor Awards). Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 001026

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Title: Once A Mouse.

Publisher: Antheneum Books for Young Readers, An Imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, New York, N. Y.

Publication Date: 1961

Binding: Library Binding

Illustrator: Woodcut Engravings

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Edition: Twenty-Ninth Printing.

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"No one shall tell me that I was once a mouse!" roars the tiger. But an old hermit, mighty at magic, does tell him; for it was he who first changed the tiger from a wretched little mouse to a stout cat, to a big dog, and finally, to his proud and royal self. Youngest readers will take special delight in seeing these changes take place in Marcia Brown's dramatic picturing of the tiger's fall from grace. Older boys and girls will read more meaning into the text.
A rajah of ancient India is said to have had such popular animal fables collected as a "mirror for princes" to instruct his errant sons. Marcia Brown retells this fable from the Hitopadesa in vigorous style and illustrates it in woodcuts of exceptional quality. With a fluidity rare in the medium, they achieve the difficult feat of retaining their strong appeal for children while captivating art lovers of all ages.

About the Author:

Marcia Brown, one of the most honored illustrators in children's literature, is a three-time Caldecott Medalist and six-time Caldecott Honor illustrator, as well as winner of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for the body of her work. She lives in Laguna Hills, California.

Marcia Brown, one of the most honored illustrators in children's literature, is a three-time Caldecott Medalist and six-time Caldecott Honor illustrator, as well as winner of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for the body of her work. She lives in Laguna Hills, California.

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