Fiction. Children's Literature. Illustrated by Andrea Torrey Balsara. MOUSE TALES, the first volume in the "Happy the Pocket Mouse" series, has been read to tens of thousands of students in Atlantic Canada and Ontario over the past five years, and has gathered a substantial following anxious to have the illustrated book in hand. Here, now, thanks to the artistic vision of Andrea Torrey Balsara, fans everywhere will delight in witnessing Happy and John in action. Readers of all ages will identify with Happy's bedtime struggle after a long day, his request for a story to help him fall asleep, and his nighttime anxieties when he must come to grips with the wicked witch of Grimms' Hansel and Gretel, the big bad wolf, and his own imagination of the "Three Bears." In a composite reading of the traditional tales, and with a few modern twists thrown in, MOUSE TALES delivers a reading experience that suggests you cannot tell the goodness of a person simply by looking at them. Readers will be won over by the insatiably curious and determined little mouse, and his kind and endlessly patient friend, John. MOUSE TALES proves that best friends come in all sizes, and guarantees a giggle.
Philip Roy was born and raised in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, and now lives in Durham, Ontario, with his wife, three children and a cat. Whenever possible, he visits the places he writes about in the "Submarine Outlaw" series—Japan in the case of STEALTH OF THE NINJA. The only thing better than traveling, he contends, is writing about it and visiting schools to share his stories and research with young readers. Author City: DURHAM, ON CAN