Town Mouse and Country Mouse
. Mercury Junior: Mercury . London
PZ8.2.M3676 To 2005 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This story starts as a visit by the town mouse to his country relative is concluding. On the way back to the city, he rests and is awakened by another country mouse, who offers to shelter him for the night. The town mouse accepts this country mouse's invitation to stay for a few days. A broom presents a first challenge in the city, and then a cat appears. You may live in luxury, but my life is much happier and more peaceful (29). The art enjoys the play of dimensions: the town mouse has a suitcase, and the country-mouse has patches on the long underwear that seems to serve as his sleepwear. The two ride on the edge of a massive cart going to town. The detail work on the faces of the two mice is well done!