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Mouse House

Written by John Burningham

Illustrated by John Burningham

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Mouse House Synopsis

In the house there lives a family: a mum, a dad, a girl and a boy. But they are not alone; a secret mouse family is living there too, who only come out when everyone else is asleep. One day they are spotted and the mouse catcher is called ... Will they escape in time?

Mouse House Press Reviews

The great John Burningham makes picture books whose sophistication is wrapped in simplicity. This is true of the images, whose unfussy beauty and wibbly line are executed with unwavering skill. This story, of mice who are forewarned to escape a mouse-catcher, embraces the importance of protecting strangers from harm. * The Sunday Times * Here's one to squeak and squeak about... Mouse House is packed with themes: children v parents
empathy v tolerance

why you should think before you speak, or squeak. It's a serious story that might also be about the treatment of immigrants, the narrow-mindedness of the old and the infuriating naivety of youth - or it could just be about a failed attempt to kill rodents. * The Times *


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ISBN: 9780857551771
Publication date: 23/02/2018
Publisher:
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780857551771
Publication date: 23rd February 2018
Author: John Burningham
Illustrator: John Burningham
Publisher:
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks

About John Burningham

John Burningham (1936-2019) studied illustration and graphic design at the Central School of Art, graduating with distinction in 1959. Many illustration commissions followed including iconic posters for London Transport, before the publication of Borka: the Adventures of a Goose with No Feathers, John’s first book for children (Cape, 1963) which won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration and heralded the beginning of an extraordinary career. John Burningham has since written and illustrated over thirty picture books, that have been translated and distributed all over the world. These feature his classic and much loved children’s books including Chitty ...

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