After trading houses, the
country mice and the town mice discover there's no place like home.
Retold and illustrated by Jan Brett
G. P. Putnam's Sons
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The classic tale of a town mouse and a
country mouse takes on a new dimension in the imaginative and talented hands of Jan Brett.
She introduces two engaging mice couples eager to get away from their everyday lives. But
when they agree to swap homes, they are plunged into unexpected adventures around every
In an unusual twist to a familiar fable, Jan Brett introduces a bumbling kitchen cat and
an inept country owl who stalk the unsuspecting mice from the borders, causing one
disaster after another. Finally a dramatic climax sends the mice racing for their own
homes, and brings the cat and the owl face-to-face in a surprise ending.
In a story filled with suspense and humor, lush green country scenes alternate with the
elegant details of a fine Victorian town house, making this a breathtakingly beautiful
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