The Lion and the Mouse

By Jerry Pinkney

A stunning, wordless version of one of Aesop’s best-loved fables, from one of America’s most acclaimed artists.

In this Caldecott Medal-winning, wordless picture book, one of America's most acclaimed artists retells one of Aesop's best-loved fables. The 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. With art inspired by the Kenyan Serengeti, Jerry Pinkney’s jaw-droppingly gorgeous interpretation is irresistible, its wealth of visual detail offering huge scope for the pages to be turned and the story retold over and over again.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406332049
  • Published: 06 Oct 2011
  • Price: £7.99
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  • Size: 240 x 280 mm
  • Pages: 40

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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

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