The Happiest Man in the World Or the Mouse Who Made Christmas by Mij Kelly


The Happiest Man in the World Or the Mouse Who Made Christmas by Mij Kelly

Just who is the happiest man in the world and what does it mean to be happy? Mouse lives in a house all alone - and that's the way she likes it. Until one day a miserable old man moves in and turns mouse's life upside-down. As mouse makes moves to cheer up the old man, she slowly learns what it is to be happy and discovers the true identity of her visitor.


Father Christmas is depressed, but mouse is on the case and before long he rediscovers the pleasure of giving and sets off to do what he usually does on Christmas Eve. Again, the true meaning of gifts is explored in an accomplished story, complemented by matching artwork from a new illustrator. Sonia Benster, The Bookseller Conveys the need to share perfectly... Good moral behind the activities of the selfish mouse who then gave gifts! Scenjive, Parent Colourful and lively Scenjive, Parent I really like the interaction between the characters Sam, Parent It was very colourful, caring and fun Sam, Parent Peer Reviews A timeless quality... which could well make it the sort of book you read every Christmas. Bookbag A classic story about the joy of giving. Child Education

About the Author

Mij Kelly

Mij Kelly was born in Scotland but spent her early childhood in India. She studied English at York University, Publishing Studies at Stirling University and has had lots of different jobs from cleaning and lexicography, to collecting oral histories, and journalsim.
For the past few years she's enjoyed staying home and making up stories. Mij lives in York with her son Frankie, dog Otis and boyfriend Dan.

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32 pages


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Publication date

15th October 2009



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