summary The Mouse and His Child ✓ E-book or Kindle E-pub

summary The Mouse and His Child

summary The Mouse and His Child ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ã What are we Papa the toy mouse child asked his fatherI don't know the father answered We must wait and seeA tin father and son dance under a Christmas tree until they break ancient clock work rules and are themselves broken Discarded rescued repaired by a trampWhat are we Papa the toy mouse child asked his fatherI don't know the father answered We must wait and seeA tin father and son dance. Don't be misled by this book's cover with its gentle picture of a windup toy mousehand in hand with his small son The Mouse and His Child is and isn't a children's book but it is not recommended for the soft hearted of any age The title characters a mouse and his child are toys who seem uite astonished to find themselves in the world moving from a toyshop to display items under a Christmas tree to uite suddenly the dump Despite his father's doubts despite the adversity of the world including the wicked Manny Rat the child holds onto and attempts to realize his dream of finding and making his toyshop companions a windup elephant and a windup seal his mother and sister and finding and making the toyshop's dolls' house his family home I'm making it sound much treacly than it is however There is hope and redemption in this story but there is also cruelty and death Like most good children's stories it can be read simply as a wonderful adventure if you are ten or as a sophisticated fantasy with clever dialogue and deep meaning if you are twenty I liked it so much that I went right back and read it again when I finished I would caution against reading by or with the most sensitive of readers

Russell Hoban ☆ 9 characters

Under a Christmas tree until they break ancient clock work rules and are themselves broken Discarded rescued repaired by a tramp th. This is another book in my desultory campaign to re read books that I liked in childhood and see if they stand up to adult scrutiny THIS REVIEW HAS BEEN CURTAILED IN PROTEST AT GOODREADS' CENSORSHIP POLICYSee the complete review here

characters ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Russell Hoban

The Mouse and His ChildEy uest for dream of a family and a place of their own magnificent doll house plush elephant and tin seal remembered from a toy shop. I picked up this book pretty much at random Frances the Badger was one of my constant and best friends as a child but I knew nothing about this one and had no expectations either good or badWow This is one of the best novels I've ever readI don't rate books on this site very often simply because I forget but I felt impelled to rate The Mouse and His Child You have to read this I don't care who you areHoban manages to reinvent the Classical epic genre instead of a hero trying to get home you get animals some of them toys others real looking for a homeland The author doesn't try to make the world less dark than it is There's violence double crossing eccentricity death and sorrow aplenty mixed with some of the most poetic prose in all of literature and a fair amount of genuinely funny humorThere isn't a scrap of cheesiness here I cried as I read the final page because it ended so beautifully This is a true work of artIs it for kids Not all kids certainly This is a dark book but it doesn't end dark and there's plenty kids will enjoy But whether you read it as a child or as an adult The Mouse and His Child needs to be on your list