Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse

Author(s): Leo Lionni

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Everyone loves Willy the wind-up mouse, while Alexander the real mouse is chased away with brooms and mousetraps. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be loved and cuddled, thinks Alexander, and he wishes he could be a wind-up mouse too. In this gentle fable about a real mouse and a mechanical mouse, Leo Lionni explores the magic of friendship.

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Originally published in 1969, the Caldecott Honor-winning Alexander and the Wind-up Mouse is sure to enchant a whole new generation of readers.

"A delicate fantasy about friendship, illustrated with bold, sumptuous collages." The New York Times "Eye-catching, boldly colored collages illustrate this classic 'grass is always greener' story in which a live mouse is envious of his mechanical counterpart." Booklist

Leo Lionni, an internationally known designer, illustrator, and graphic artist, was born in Holland and lived in Italy until he came to the United States in 1939. His picture books are distinguished by their enduring themes, graphic simplicity and brilliant use of collage. He died in 1999 at the age of 89.

General Fields

  • : 9781849397056
  • : Andersen Press Ltd
  • : Andersen Press Ltd
  • : 0.18
  • : June 2013
  • : 271mm X 222mm X 4mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Leo Lionni
  • : Paperback
  • : 1013
  • : 813.54
  • : 32
  • : chiefly Illustrationsstrations (colour)