Mouse Island (Hardcover)

By Eve Bunting, Dominic Catalano (Illustrator)

Boyds Mills Press, 9781590784471, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2008



A new story of friendship from Eve Bunting. Mouse lives alone on an island. At night he watches the lighthouse beacon flash across the water, warning ships to stay off the rocks. In the daytime, he dozes in the sun or searches for tasty sea morsels for dinner. Life is good. So why does he have a feeling that something is missing?something that would make it even better? One day a boat sinks near the island, and Mouse swims to the rescue of a strange, furry creature that has been tossed into the ocean. What is it? What kind of dangerous creature has he saved? Eve Bunting's charming tale of an unlikely friendship is warmly illustrated by Dominic Catalano.

About the Author

Eve Bunting is the author of many books, including the Caldecott Medal-winning "Smoky Night," illustrated by David Diaz. Sheand her husbanve live in Pasadena, California.

Dominic Catalano is the author and illustrator of "Mr. Basset Plays," "Santa Fe and the Three Bears," and "Frog Went A-Courting." He also illustrated "Merry Christmas, Old Armadillo "by Larry Dane Brimner, as well as the Bernard series by Joan Elizabeth Goodman. He teaches illustration and lives in Bexley, Ohio."