The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney
  

The Lion and the Mouse

Written by Jerry Pinkney

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A prize-winning book of exceptional beauty, this wordless version of Aesop’s classic story of how a lion’s life is transformed by an act of generosity when it saves the life of a mouse is a gem. The wonderful tawny colours of the Lion capture the mighty creature at the height of its power; the very different power of the Mouse is captured in detailed close ups when he and his fellow rodents chew the ropes and set the Lion free. Jerry Pinkney celebrates both creatures and highlights the message of this wonderful story.

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The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

This is a stunning, wordless version of one of Aesop's best-loved fables, from one of America's most acclaimed artists. This Aesop's fable is a favourite and familiar one: a mouse inadvertently disturbs a lion, who lets the mouse go...and is later himself freed by the mouse from a poacher's trap. Jerry Pinkney's jaw-droppingly gorgeous new wordless treatment is irresistible, its wealth of visual detail offering huge scope for the pages to be turned and the story retold over and over again. Spectacular. This title is a winner of the 2010 Caldecott Medal, the most prestigious award for children's book illustration in the United States. It is one of the world's favourite fables, retold exclusively in pictures and more eloquently than ever by a multi-award-winning artist. Words cannot express...

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This exquisite book is inspired by Kenya's Serengeti, and from its end pieces, teeming with animals, to its close-ups of life as seen by mice and insects, it is a golden gift. * The Times * Wordless, but carefully sequenced pictures convey Aesop's fable beautifully . . . Readers will be enchanted by the magnificent golden palette and varying sizes of illustration, experiencing anew the traditional tale. * Carousel *

About the Author

Jerry Pinkney

Jerry Pinkney is one of today's best-loved children's book makers. Over his 40-year career as an illustrator, he has received five Caldecott Honors and won the Coretta Scott King Award five times, as well as being nominated for the prestigious international Hans Christian Andersen Award. He lives in New York with his wife, the author Gloria Jean Pinkney.

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Format

Paperback
40 pages

Author

Jerry Pinkney
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Author's Website

www.jerrypinkneystudio.com/

Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

6th October 2011

ISBN

9781406332049

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