Ten Old Men and a Mouse

by Cary Fagan

Other authorsGary Clement (Illustrator)
Paperback, 2007

Status

Available

Collection

Publication

Tundra Books (2007), Edition: First Edition, 32 pages

Description

The synagogue was once a busy, bustling place, but now only ten old men come to tend it and pray each day. Then one day, a little scritch-scratch betrays the first new member in years: a tiny mouse who has taken up residence among the holy books. Of course, a trap must be set, but who will do it? Al volunteers, but in the morning the mouse is still there, and is just a little more appealing than he was before. Day after day, the men become more engaged, until the mouse has a bed, pictures on the wall, and a little carpet, not to mention all the treats the men bring. Then comes the biggest surprise of all. He is a she, giving the ten old men reason to celebrate with peach schnapps -- and to plan a trip to the country where they find the perfect place to release their numerous charges. Back at the synagogue, fall turns to winter. The ten old men miss their mice until a little scritch-scratch.... Full of gentle humor and witty truisms, Cary Fagan's Ten Old Men and a Mouse will delight both the young and old. Illustrations by Gary Clement heighten the fun.… (more)

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

32 p.; 8.32 inches

ISBN

0887767168 / 9780887767166

Barcode

676
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