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Inhaltsangabe: The mouse and his child are discarded into the rubbish after Christmas. Forced to join the ruthless Manny the rat, they remain indomitable - with the help of their guardian angel, a self-absorbed frog trapped in an old glove.
Rezension: Like so many exceptional children's books, Russell Hoban's The Mouse and His Child clearly wasn't intended only for kid consumption. It certainly qualifies as a fantastic story for children: the characters are entertaining and memorable, the images powerful, the pacing tight, and the message unique and lasting. But this sweet, melancholy fable about a wind-up pair of tin mice--a dancing father and son joined at the hands--explores so many different themes of hope, perseverance, transformation, and the nature of existence (while still managing to be quite funny at times) that it's the sort of book that demands to be kept around for a lifetime of rereading.
The father and son's redemptive quest to become "self-winding" takes them through all sorts of trials, from the toy store to the dump to the swamp and back again, and all along the way the pair runs afoul of Hoban's well-realized and often menacing menagerie of characters, including the slave-driver Manny Rat, the distracted thinker Muskrat, and Crow and Mrs. Crow and their Caws of Art Experimental Theatre Group. (These last provide some of the best scenes in the book, getting a surprising amount of philosophical meat out of a play called The Last Visible Dog: "What doesn't it mean! There's no end to it--it just goes on and on until it means anything and everything, depending on who you are and what your last visible dog is.")
If you're only familiar with Russell Hoban from his Frances books (Bread and Jam for Frances), this gripping, sometimes disturbing, occasionally even violent novel might come as something of a surprise. But if you've read any of Hoban's later work, like Pilgermann or The Moment Under the Moment, then you know what this sophisticated and extraordinarily graceful writer is capable of, and why The Mouse and His Child deserves praise as one of the more profound children's works ever written. (Ages 9 to adult) --Paul Hughes
Buchbeschreibung Yearling, 1990. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP9183796
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Buchbeschreibung Yearling, 1990. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP94238554
Buchbeschreibung Dell Yearling, 1990. Trade Paperback. Buchzustand: Good Minus. Hoban, Lillian (illustrator). First Edition Thus. Some creasing to covers. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0105681
Buchbeschreibung Avon Camelot, 1974. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Poor. Hoban, Lillian (illustrator). Illustrated by Lillian Hoban, unopened book but moderate coverwear/bad stain on back. Price 1st pg, otherwise pages perfect; no writing/rip. price sticker on back. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 000556
Buchbeschreibung Yearling, 1990. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG044040293X
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Buchbeschreibung Yearling, 1990. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX044040293X
Buchbeschreibung Yearling, 1990. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 044040293X