Christopher Mouse by William Wise
The Tale of a Small Traveler

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Though his life begins "in a commonplace way," Christopher Mouse is not the least bit common. Born in an ordinary wire cage, he endures various young owners who range from bad to worse before narrowly escaping death by taxidermy. His adventures continue in the Metropolitan Museum of Art as he encounters a large cat in the Egyptian room. Throughout his journeys, Christopher proves an adventurer of the most intrepid sort-and a budding poet as well. With the delightful feel of a lost (and found) classic, this is the story of an extraordinary mouse who, through strong will and good luck, finds his own small way in a very large world.
 

About William Wise

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William Wise is the author of many books for children, including the picture books Ten Sly Piranhas and Dinosaurs Forever and the novel Nell of Branford Hall. He lives in New York City.Patrick Benson won the Mother Goose Award for his illustration of William Mayne's Hob Stories. He has illustrated more than twenty books, including Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and Mole and the Baby Bird by Marjorie Newman, a Christopher Award winner.
 
Published May 30, 2006 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 160 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Christopher is a white mouse, born either for the pet shop or the laboratory, so when he’s sold to a pet shop, and then to the ideal boy, he feels fortunate.

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