Mary and the Mouse, the Mouse and Mary

Mary and the Mouse, the Mouse and Mary Cover

Mary and the Mouse, the Mouse and Mary

By Beverly Donofrio; Barbara McClintock (Illustrator)

Dragonfly Books, Paperback, 9780385388726, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 11, 2014

Description

"MARY LIVED IN A BIG HOUSE with a very little mouse. The mouse lived in a little house inside of a very big house, with Mary." Even though Mary has been warned to stay away from mice--and Mouse has been warned to steer clear of people--the two can't help but peek at one another. Side by side, they grow up, go to college, get married, and have children of their own--Maria and MouseMouse. And then one day, Maria and MouseMouse do something surprising . . . something their parents never did. They actually come nose-to-nose and speak to one another.



About the Author
Beverly Donofrio lived for four years as a lay Carmelite at Nada Hermitage in Colorado, where she began this book. The acclaimed author of "Riding in Cars with Boys" and "Looking for Mary", she teaches for the MFA program at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania.

Barbara McClintock has written and illustrated many acclaimed books for young readers, including Adele & Simon, an ALA Notable Book, a Children's Book Sense Pick, and a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year, and Dahlia, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book. She lives in Windham, Connecticut.


Praise For Mary and the Mouse, the Mouse and Mary

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2007:
"Captivating illustrations ... Cleverly designed, inventively enacted, and charming from fork to finish."

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, August 2007:
"Beguiling comparison of human-and mouse-scale worlds ... Donofrio and McClintock give exquisite attention to the girl's and mouse's parallel lives, emphasizing cross-generational connections and shared secrets."