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City Mouse, Country Mouse

City Mouse, Country Mouse

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)


In this modern twist from Maggie Rudy on the classic tale of the city mouse and the country mouse, Will and Tansy meet and become friends. But Will loves the bustling city and Tansy loves the quiet country. Will these two friends find a way to live mousily ever after?

Praise for City Mouse, Country Mouse

"Rudy's intricately constructed miniature tableaux of found materials and felted characters, photographed by her, offer much to pore over, and the double-page spreads depicting pastoral scenes, city streets, and their newfound in-between town are beautifully realized. Even the gestures of the two mice are carefully orchestrated to show emotion. Light and lilting prose complements the illustrations, which are clearly a labor of love." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on City Mouse, Country Mouse

"A heartwarming story of friendship is here, but the real standout are the illustrations. Inspired by a childhood trip to Beatrix Potter’s farm, Rudy has enjoyed creating mice and their worlds out of felt and found materials. These collages are beautifully detailed and children will pore over them repeatedly." —School Library Journal on City Mouse, Country Mouse

Reviews from Goodreads

Maggie Rudy spent part of her childhood living in England, where she visited Beatrix Potter's farm on a formative third-grade field trip. She has since been making mice and their worlds out of felt and scavenged materials for more than twenty years. Her books include The House That Mouse Built, I Wish I Had a Pet, and City Mouse, Country Mouse. Maggie lives in Portland, Oregon.

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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