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The Lion and the Mouse

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Mouse is curious about life outside his quiet home in the hold of the sailing ship, and so he sets off to do some exploring. Ignoring the warnings of his mother, he looks for adventure on the ship's deck and falls overboard. Eventually he is washed ashore and finds himself in the jungle. Luckily, the animals he meets do their best to help him out . . . even Lion, the ...more
Hardcover, 30 pages
Published October 15th 1997 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 1997)
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Cody Miller
Oct 03, 2016 Cody Miller rated it it was amazing
If you are an animal lover you will enjoy this book. It is about a mouse who encounters a lion in the jungle and experiences life and death situations. A thriller for young Children
Shelby Wright
Feb 25, 2016 Shelby Wright rated it really liked it

Title: The Lion and the Mouse
Author: Carol Jones
Illustrator:
Genre: Fable, Non-fiction
Theme(s): "Small creatures are capable of great deeds", Friendship, Adventure
Opening line/sentence: "One afternoon, Mouse was looking for some adventure."
Brief Book Summary: Mouse is ready for an adventure and makes it from his home on the boat to the vast jungle. Meanwhile, the king of the jungle, a mighty lion, makes his presence known. Mouse has many near death experiences but always manages to escape (with
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Viridiana
Nov 19, 2012 Viridiana rated it liked it
Title: "The Lion and the Mouse" by Carol Jones
Grade/interest level: k to 2nd grade
Guided Reading Level:K
Genre: Picture book
Award: Caldecott Award

Main Characters: The lion and the mouse
Setting: The jungle
POV: Narrative

Summary: This book has great illustrations and includes few sounds that the animals make in the jungle. It is an Aesop’s fable, about a mouse who accidentally disturbs a lion from his rest. The lion decides to let go of his prey and the mouse becomes in debt with the lion. Then the
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Bobbi Jo
Feb 23, 2016 Bobbi Jo rated it it was amazing
The Lion and The Mouse
Rate: 5
This was an adorable story about how a mouse had an adventure. He wanted to see what was on top of the boat. He fell off the boat though and landed in the water on a piece of wood. The wood drifted to shore at the jungle. There he met crocodiles, a lion, and a monkey. The lion was about to eat him but he decided not to because they mouse said he could help him. The mouse almost got eaten by a Python but got away quickly. He heard the lion cry for help and he helped
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Casey Mcguire
Nov 16, 2012 Casey Mcguire rated it liked it
Main Characters: Mouse, Lion
Setting: Jungle

Grade/Interest Level: Primary
Reading Level: 350 L
Genre: Fantasy, Picture Book

Summary:
The Lion and the Mouse, written by Carol Jones, is a story about an adventurous mouse who leaves the safety of his home and explores a nearby jungle. Mouse faces several challenges during his time there with other creatures, but escapes them through his words and the help of Monkey. Mouse promises to repay Lion for not eating him and although Lion laughs it off, Mouse e
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Karen Hixson
Sep 21, 2015 Karen Hixson rated it it was amazing
"The Lion and The Mouse" by Carol Jones is a cute story. I think children in grades K-2nd would enjoy this book. It is about a mouse who goes on an adventure. He learns how dangerous it is to go out into the jungle. He decides being at home on the boat isn't so bad after all. The illustration is a bit busy but I think it gives you the feeling of the adventure Mouse is experiencing. This is a good book. It is fun to read, I think children will enjoy it. They can learn about a lot of different ...more
Kiddo
Jul 05, 2013 Kiddo rated it really liked it
Wonderful language. Neat window (hole in the center of every other page) for the full page illustrations.
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WOW! This book told a story without even using words. I love that there is still a setting, the forest. There are still characters. And there is still a plot. I am so amused that the author/ artist was able to show what happened in the tale without using sentences or words for that matter.
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Carol Jones was born in Brisbane Queensland and moved to Melbourne with her family at the end of primary school.
Carol worked as an English and drama teacher, before moving into the world of publishing (and gossip) as editor and later publisher of a group of children's magazines, Comet, Explore, Challenge and Pursuit.
Her first novel for teenagers was published in 1992 and her first non-fiction seri
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