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A Mouse Called Julian

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  40 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published April 23rd 2019 by Flying Eye Books
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HP Saucerer
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Julian the mouse is unashamedly a bit of an introvert; he's an elective recluse who's perfected the art of avoiding others - and for good reason too: above ground things try to eat him and below it, well, folk just seem to get in his way (poor little fellow). Understandably then, he's got his mind quite made up: living alone is exactly how he likes it. That is, until an unexpected guest appears for dinner one day forcing him with a choice to make. Will he return to his old routine, or will he pe ...more
J.S. Green
Apr 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens, vine
Julian the mouse had always lived on his own and that was how he liked it. The animals above ground wanted to eat him and the ones below ground got in his way, so he had learned how to avoid them all. But then a fox got stuck in his window after it tried to smash its way through to eat him.

The artwork is beautiful and the story a cute one of realizing that sometimes you like the company of others. I was intrigued by the idea that this was a book that sort of championed the attributes of an intro
May 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
I feel like after reading Joe Todd-Stanton's other picture books, A Mouse Called Julian is a lot less to chew on than those previously. Though the wholesome humour is still there, and a little bit of peril, it doesn't feel as much as a treat than the others - perhaps because it's a different subject matter. I can still see kids enjoying this regardless.
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love everything about this, as per usual with Joe Todd-Stanton's books, but I think my favorite little detail might be the differences in the front and back endpapers. ...Especially the bit with the owl frowning in its bush whilst being heckled by some crows.
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
A heart-warming story of an unlikely friendship but also enjoying your own company!
Beautifully detailed illustrations too!
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction-children
This is a beautiful book and story about an introverted mouse named Julian who likes his home and likes to live alone. (One can only imagine how many litter mates he had growing up.) He soon encounters a fox who wishes to eat him, but things don't work out well for the fox. Fortunately, Julian is kindhearted and the fox has a sense of fairness, which works out well for Julian when an owl later tries to eat him. (Little wonder the little mouse likes staying home.) In the end, Julian is no less an ...more
Joy Simpson
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
This is a lovely book. Julian is a mouse who likes to be on his own but is 'visited' by Fox one day. Fox gets stuck so he and Mouse find that they do get on. Eventually Fox is released and goes on to save Mouse. There is a moment in the book which I call the 'Tadpole's Promise' moment. If you know Tadpole's Promise by Jeanne Willis, you might be able to guess what happens although the ending is NOT the same.

I really enjoyed the framing of the pictures - no frames for Julian to show his whole wor
Alex Thornber
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Joe Todd-Stanton has done it again. From the creator of the incredible, award winning The Secret Of Black Rock and The Brownstone’s Mythical Collection series comes this beautiful little fable about a Mouse who likes to keep to himself. That is, until the day a Fox jumps through his window and changes things.

Todd-Stanton’s signature charm is in full force in this perfect fable of friendship, coupled with his stunning artwork, this is another sure to be favourite among children everywhere.
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As always, Joe Todd-Stanton has created a brilliant story: this time of two unlikely friends. Julian is quite content keeping himself to himself and he doesn't need or want friends. But when a fox 'drops in' for dinner, Julian discovers that his life is going to change just a little bit...
Complete with beautiful illustrations, this is one not to miss!
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I absolutely love Joe Todd-Stanton’s illustrations, so of course I had to read this. I loved little Julian and his anti-social ways (relatable) and enjoyed seeing his attempts to take care of his fox problem. Wouldn’t say anything in this story was unexpected, but it was still fun. And gorgeous. 😍
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