Bless This Mouse
Bless This Mouse
Hmh Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780544439368, 160pp.
Publication Date: April 7, 2015
"Fun and lighthearted." "Publishers Weekly"
A resilient and quirky colony of church mice fears another Great X more than they fear cats. Under the Mouse Mistress Hildegarde's leadership, a resilient group of church mice save themselves from one danger after another sometimes by the skin of their tails Can one ultimate act of bravery during the feast day of St. Francis get Father Murphy to bless these mice and keep them safe forever?
Rife with humor and personality, this young middle-grade novel has an old-fashioned feel with the makings of a modern classic.
Eric Rohmann won the Caldecott Medal for "My Friend Rabbit", and a Caldecott Honor for "Time Flies". He is also the author and illustrator of "Clara and Asha", "A Kitten Tale", and "The Cinder-Eyed Cats", among other books for children. He has illustrated many other books, including "Last Song", based on a poem by James Guthrie, and has created book jackets for a number of novels, including "His Dark Materials", by Philip Pullman. Rohmann was born in Riverside, Illinois in 1957. He grew up in Downers Grove, a suburb of Chicago. As a boy, he played Little League baseball, read comic books, and collected rocks and minerals, insects, leaves, and animal skulls. Rohmann has his BS in Art and an MS in Studio Art from Illinois State University, and an MFA in Printmaking/Fine Bookmaking from Arizona State University. He also studied Anthropology and Biology. He taught printmaking, painting, and fine bookmaking at Belvoir Terrace in Massachusetts and introductory drawing, fine bookmaking, and printmaking at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. He lives in a suburb of Chicago.