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R. Gregory Christie


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Hardcover (7/20/2015)


It’s time for a vacation! This is a fresh take on the Aesop classic fable, The Town Mouse and Country Mouse.

City Mouse visits his cousin in the country- but while he loves to dance in the barn, he experiences spartan meals, unseen predators, unbearable heat and it's too much quiet! City Mouse finds that the country isn’t as restful and pleasant as he’d hoped. And so, the two mice hop a train to the bustling city. While Country Mouse appreciates the plentiful city snacks, it is much too loud, and he’s afraid of cats! Perhaps City Mouse and Country Mouse have different ideas of what makes for a perfect home.

Illustrated by the acclaimed Caldecott Honor illustrator, R. Gregory Christie with a signature sophisticated pallet and painterly style.

Praise For Mousetropolis

★ "A retelling of Aesop’s ‘The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse’…A wonderful rendering that should be part of every folktale collection."—School Library Journal, starred review

"A welcome addition to any folk-tale collection, this clever retelling and its warm, embracing illustrations demonstrate the enduring appeal of this classic tale."—Kirkus Reviews

"Just when you think there are enough fables to fill every library, a reimagining like this one comes along to enchant young and old alike."—Booklist


Holiday House, 9780823436927, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 30, 2016

About the Author

R. Gregory Christie has illustrated more than forty books for young people. He received a Caldecott honor for his illustrations for Freedom in Congo Square. He is a two-time Golden Kite recipient, a three-time recipient of The New York Times’ 10 best Illustrated Children’s Books of the Year Award, a five-time recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award in Illustration, a winner of the Boston Globe’s Horn Book Award, and the NAACP Image Award. Mr. Christie Lives in Georgia.