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The Lion and the Mouse: An Aesop Fable

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A reckless mouse accidentally scampers across a sleeping lion's paw. The lion awakens with a roar, but he lets the mouse go free. In gratitude, the mouse promises to help the lion if he is ever in need. The lion laughs at the very idea, but sometimes even a little mouse can be strong, and even a lion can be helpless. Bernadette Watts has created an appealing jungle setting ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 1st 1980 by Doubleday Books (first published January 1st 1979)
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Beautiful and very minimal telling of the Aesop fable. Ed Young is such a great artist.
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This is a classic story that I love! It teaches that a change of circumstance can make the strong, weak and the weak, strong.
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Ed Young is the illustrator of more than eighty books for children, seventeen of which he has also written. Among his books is the Caldecott Medal winner Lon Po Po, which he both wrote and illustrated. He says that his work is inspired by the philosophy of Chinese painting. He lives in Westchester County, New York.
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