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Manxmouse (Collins Modern Classics) Paperback – April 1, 2012
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About the Author
PAUL GALLICO (1897-1976) was born in New York City and studied at Columbia University. After serving in the First World War he became a journalist with the New York Daily News where he enjoyed particular acclaim for his sports writing. In 1936 Paul Gallico moved to Salcombe in South Devon where he became a full time writer, living in a house on a hill with his Great Dane and twenty-three cats. He became a notable war correspondent during the Second World War. Among Paul Gallico's best known books are The Snow Goose (1941), a classic story of Dunkirk, and The Poseidon Adventure (1969), which was made into a very successful film. His magical stories about animals, particularly cats, are enduring favourites. These include Jennie (1950) and Thomasina (1957).
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MANXMOUSE is the story of a mouse, accidentally created by a drunken ceramics maker, who magically comes to life. His adventures through the English countryside are absolutely charming, as are the illustrations by Janet and Anne Grahame-Johnstone (who also did the lovely illustrations for Dodie Smith's The Hundred and One Dalmatians).
While undergoing various adventures in everyplace from a movie set to a rural school, Manxmouse learns that he "belongs to the Manx Cat", and that their fates are bound together. The mouse, wanting to control his own destinty, determines to track down the Manx Cat and face him, no matter what might befall him.
Written by the author of "The Three Lives of Thomasina" and the charming cat adventure "Abandoned", this one is worth tracking down. It's absolutely overdue for a reprint.
But Manxmouse's creator had "forgotten to put fear into him," and in fact, as Gallico wrote, "No one is ever born frightened or fearing anything." Because he's fearless, Manxmouse has some amazing adventures with animals most mice would avoid-a hawk; a fox and the hunt pack of hounds pursuing the fox; Nervous Nellie, the Nellyphant (elephant); and more. Eventually Manxmouse has to decide how to deal with a major threat-whether to run, or to surrender, or to fight. How he handles the challenge, and how it all comes out is very satisfying. Buy Manxmouse, read it, and read it aloud to those who can't yet read.
Pros: Great fun for any age
Cons: To enjoy it, the reader must believe in magic.