Jumping Mouse by Brian Patten

Jumping Mouse

Written by Brian Patten
Illustrated by Mary Moore
Part of the Hawthorn Children's Classics Series

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Brian Patten is one of Britain's best-loved poets. This is his retelling of the touching story of Jumping Mouse, a remarkable Native American fol tale and teaching story that has captivated people of all ages for many years. Brian first heard this story from a friend when they were riding through Dublin on the top of a bus. Stories, like buses travel and this one tells how a mouse has the courage to leave the security of its nest in the roots of a giant tree, and set out on a dangerous journey of self-discovery. It's a beautifully written story and one to treasure, and like The Little Prince is a memorable story for all ages.

'A magic book, moving and wise, Jumping Mouse is the lind of story a child will remember forever' Roger McGough


Jumping Mouse by Brian Patten

Brian Patten is one of Britain's best loved poets and storytellers, and this book is the first to be illustrated by Mary Moore, daughter of the famous sculptor Henry Moore.


'A magic book, moving and wise, Jumping Mouse is the lind of story a child will remember forever' Roger McGough

About the Author

Brian Patten

Brian Patten was born in Liverpool in 1946. His poetry for adults has been published in many languages and his collections include ‘Love Poems’, ‘Storm Damage’, and ‘Grinning Jack’. His work for children includes the poetry collections ‘Gargling with Jelly’ and ‘Thawing Frozen Frogs’ as well as plays and the award-winning novel ‘Mr Moon’s Last Case’.

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48 pages


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Hawthorn Press Ltd

Publication date

25th May 2010




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