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 children over the past five years, and has gathered a substantial following. Here, now, thanks to the artistic vision of Andrea Torrey Balsara, fans everywhere will delight in the new and revised hardcover edition. 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 imagined "Three Bears." Readers will be won over by the insatiably curious and determined little mouse, and his kind and endlessly patient friend, John. MOUSE TALES humorously proves that best friends come in all sizes.
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