Alexander and the Wind-up Mouse

Alexander and the Wind-up Mouse

Paperback Pinwheel Books

By (author) Leo Lionni

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  • Publisher: Random House USA Children's Books
  • Format: Paperback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 224mm x 3mm | 113g
  • Publication date: 1 July 1996
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0394829115
  • ISBN 13: 9780394829111
  • Edition statement: Reissue
  • Illustrations note: Full-Colour Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 31,599

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Illus. in full color. "Eye-catching, boldly colored collages illustrate this classic 'grass is always greener' story in which a live mouse is envious of his mechanical counterpart."-- "Booklist. "

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Leo Lionni, an internationally known designer, illustrator, and graphic artist, was born in Holland and lived in Italy until he came to the United States in 1939. He was the recipient of the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was honored posthumously in 2007 with the Society of Illustrators' Lifetime Achievement Award. His picture books are distinguished by their enduring moral themes, graphic simplicity and brilliant use of collage, and include four Caldecott Honor Books: "Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, " and A"lexander and the Wind-Up Mouse." Hailed as "a master of the simple fable" by the "Chicago Tribune, " he died in 1999 at the age of 89. "From the Hardcover edition."

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"A delicate fantasy about friendship, illustrated with bold, sumptuous collages." "--The New York Times ""Eye-catching, boldly colored collages illustrate this classic 'grass is always greener' story in which a live mouse is envious of his mechanical counterpart." "--Booklist"

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Illus. in full color. "Eye-catching, boldly colored collages illustrate this classic 'grass is always greener' story in which a live mouse is envious of his mechanical counterpart."--"Booklist.