Fiction. Children's Literature. Illustrated by Andrea Torrey Balsaran. In this fourth volume of the beloved "Happy the Pocket Mouse" picture book series, Happy and his human friend John debate where their next adventure should take them. John suggests a walk through the forest or a visit to the museum, but these are too lacklustre for Happy's thirst for excitement. When Happy proposes a grand vacation to the likes of New York or Paris, John reasons that those places are too expensive and that they will have to compromise. Happy then suggests a camping trip in New Zealand, but John contends that it is too far away. "Why am I the only one compromising here?" Happy questions. In the end, Happy and John embark on an overnight bus trip to the seaport to view the majestic Tall Ships, and Happy is enthralled by these "ghosts of the past." Andrea Torrey Balsara brings to life the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal, the Great Pyramids, and other exotic locales with 32 pages of brilliant, full-colour illustrations.
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