By Russell Hoban, David Small
Geniuses collaborate! Russell Hoban's undying masterpiece is thrillingly re-illustrated via Caldecott Medalist David Small. The mouse and his baby are wind-up toys without end joined by the hands. but if their mechanism breaks they're discarded, separated from the doll condo the place they lived and the toy elephant that the kid calls "mother" (much to her chagrin). therefore starts the suspenseful trip that's heartbreaking, harrowing, and eventually cheerful because the mice search what turns out at the beginning to be most unlikely: independence (self-winding) and how again domestic. The Mouse and His baby has been lovingly reillustrated by way of Caldecott Medalist David Small for a brand new iteration and a brand new millennium.
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Jayfeather crept closer. Tigerheart circled Ivypaw. ” Ivypaw fluffed out her chest as Tigerheart went on. “It was a shame our Clans had to fight, though. ” Tell him about your dream! Paw steps scuffed in the shadows, and cold fear traced Jayfeather’s spine as a rumbling mew interrupted the two young Clan cats. “Come on, Ivypaw! ” Jayfeather’s breath caught in his throat as he recognized the speaker. Hawkfrost. Tigerstar’s son, endlessly furious that he had been killed by his half brother, Brambleclaw, when he was trying to take Firestar’s remaining lives and leave ThunderClan leaderless and vulnerable for his and Tigerstar’s own cruel ambition.
She couldn’t help purring. Ivypaw skipped around her. ” Dovepaw pretended to look hurt, then sprang at Ivypaw, knocking into her and rolling her over. “Enough,” Cinderheart mewed affectionately. ” She nudged Ivypaw with her muzzle. ” Ivypaw pressed her white belly to the earth. “You’re leaning to one side,” Berrynose warned. Ivypaw was still favoring her injured paw. As Dovepaw watched Berrynose and Cinderheart pad around her sister, she pricked her ears and reached for the sound of Lionblaze’s mew.
Her eyes were round, dark pools. Lionblaze stared at her. Was she the only cat to feel this way? He was used to the prophecy: There will be three who will hold the power of the stars in their paws. He’d known for moons that ancient enemies were stirring. The Clans were on the edge of darkness. The knowledge colored every moment for him now; it shaped every thought. But the rest of the Clan must be protected from knowing. It was more than they could comprehend, more than they could cope with, however hard they trained, however much they believed in the warrior code.
The Mouse and His Child by Russell Hoban, David Small