Mouse & Lion
written by Rand Burkert
illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert
Scholastic | ISBN 9780545101479
Hardback – 32 pages
Member’s price: $22.50
From the illustrator of the classic edition of Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs
On a ridge above the Kalihari, Lion naps, until Mouse bumbles into him, willy-nilly, startling him awake.
After a show of teeth, Lion is softened by Mouse's pledge of loyalty and sets him free.
When a cold moon brings a humbling lesson, Lion comes to recognize Mouse's keen skill, and deeper kindness.
Mouse and Lion, Aesop's fabled duo, renew their ancient bond in this warm retelling by Rand Burkert, illuminated by the authentic natural detail of Nancy Ekholm Burkert's art.