The Christmas Mouse

Publisher: Andersen Press

It is Christmas Eve and wealthy Ben Mouse settles down to sleep in his warm bed in his comfortable mouse hole. He has a candied plum to eat tomorrow - but Christmas is nothing to him. Meanwhile, poor Tim Mouse shivers in his hole and has little to look forward to. But then a strange visitor appears to the sleepless Ben, and shows him how Christmas should be celebrated. By morning, Ben has learned the meaning of Christmas, and invites Tim and the other poor mice to celebrate with him.

This warm festive story is inspired by Dickens' classic story 'A Christmas Carol', and Scrooge and Ben's Christmas Eve adventures are shown in parallel in Ruth Brown's evocative, nostalgically old-fashioned illustrations.

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