Once A Mouse

Once A Mouse

A Fable Cut in Wood

Book - 1961
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Baker & Taylor
A kindly hermit turns a mouse into a succession of larger animals until its arrogance destroys him

Baker
& Taylor

As it changes from mouse, to cat, to dog, to tiger, a hermit's pet also becomes increasingly vain.

Simon and Schuster
Marcia Brown retells an Indian fable from the Hitopadesa in this Caldecott Medal–winning tale of a mouse who becomes a tiger.

When a small mouse’s life is threatened by large jungle predators, a kindly hermit uses magic to change him into a cat, a dog, and a majestic tiger. But the proud tiger must suffer the consequences when he becomes ungrateful and forgets his humble origins. Marcia Brown’s magical woodcuts bring this Indian fable to life with the mastery that won her a second Caldecott Medal.

Publisher: New York : Scribner, [1961]
ISBN: 9780684126623
Branch Call Number: PIC 398.2 Brown 1961
Characteristics: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Audience: Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.2 0.5 29236

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