The Mouse And His Child
Written by Russell Hoban
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So begins the story of a tin father and son who dance under a Christmas tree until they break the ancient clockwork rules and are themselves broken. Thrown away, then rescued from a dustbin and repaired by a tramp, they set out on a dangerous quest for a family and a place of their own.
The Good Book Guide Review. This can be read as an adventure fantasy about the fate of a forever-joined toy father mouse and his child, thrown onto a rubbish dump and in danger of losing their 'movement' altogether: or as an allegory about the problems of becoming self-winding. Philosophical, sad. humorous, hopeful.
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The Mouse And His Child by Russell Hoban
'Brilliantly plotted... and a spellbinder... it has a style that glows and crackles.' Spectator
'Like all the best children's books it is a book for anyone... a classic.' New Statesman
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Interest Age: from 9 to 11
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