The Lion & the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

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In award-winning artist Jerry Pinkney's wordless adaptation of one of Aesop's most beloved fables, an unlikely pair learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted. After a ferocious lion spares a cowering mouse that he'd planned to eat, the mouse later comes to his rescue, freeing him from a poacher's trap. With vivid depictions of the landscape of the African Serengeti and expressively-drawn characters, Pinkney makes this a truly special retelling, and his stunning pictures speak volumes.
 

About Jerry Pinkney

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Jerry Pinkney is one of children's literature's most time-honored artists. He has been illustrating children's books for over 40 years and has more than 75 books to his credit. He has the rare distinction of being the recipient of five Caldecott Honor books. He has also won the Coretta Scott King Award five times, the Coretta Scott King Honor three times, and was nominated for the prestigious international Hans Christian Anderson Award.
 
Published September 1, 2009 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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A nearly wordless exploration of Aesop's fable of symbiotic mercy that is nothing short of masterful.

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Publishers Weekly

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Other than some squeaks, hoots and one enormous roar, Pinkney's (Little Red Riding Hood ) interpretation of Aesop's fable is wordless—as is its st

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When the lion's anguished "RRROAARR .

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That phrase perfectly captures what makes this book so striking—the space and presence the characters command on the page, and by the end of the tale, the meek mouse and the mighty lion, two spirited creatures in their own ways, have some good family time together, the back endpapers depicting th...

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His illustrations, luminous in earthy golden tones, capture extraordinary nuance and expression in the mouse and the lion.

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