A retelling of Aesop's famous fable celebrating loyalty and the power in small things. Fabulously set in Africa, with luminous illustrations by Nancy Ekholm Burkert that make this version a real standout.
From the illustrator of the classic edition of Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs On a ridge above the Kalihari, Lion naps, until Mouse bumbles into him, willy-nilly, startling him awake. After a show of teeth, Lion is softened by Mouse's pledge of loyalty and sets him free. When a cold moon brings a humbling lesson, Lion comes to recognize Mouse's keen skill, and deeper kindness. Mouse and Lion, Aesop's fabled duo, renew their ancient bond in this warm retelling by Rand Burkert, illuminated by the authentic natural detail of Nancy Ekholm Burkert's art.
About the Author
MOUSE & LION is Rand Burkert's first book.
Nancy Ekholm Burkert's first illustrations were for the original edition of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH (1961). Her picture books include THE NIGHTINGALE (1965); THE SCROOBIOUS PIP (1968); THE FIR TREE (1970); SNOW-WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1972), a Caldecott Honor Book; and VALENTINE & ORSON (1989).