MARY AND THE MOUSE, THE MOUSE AND MARYMARY AND THE MOUSE, THE MOUSE AND MARY
Schwartz & Wade 2007
Written by Beverly Donofrio
Illustrated by Barbara McClintock

Mary lived in a big house with a very little mouse. Every night after dinner, Mary accidentally on purpose dropped her fork so she could wave at the mouse. After dinner all those same nights, the mouse accidentally on purpose dropped her spoon so she could wave at Mary. Their secret friendship endures through college, marriage - and the secret continues through their daughters.
( Ages 4 - 8 )

*A NY Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
*Parents' Choice Silver Medal
*Kirkus Editors' Choice
*Starred review, Kirkus
*Starred review, Publishers Weekly

“Captivating illustrations...Cleverly designed, inventively enacted, and charming from fork to finish.” — Starred, Kirkus

“Beguiling comparison of human-and-mouse scaled worlds...Donofrio and McClintock give exquisite attention to the girl's and mouse's parallel lives, emphasizing cross-generational connections and shared secrets.” — Starred, Publishers Weekly

“McClintock's watercolors have a great deal of charm and are fun to pore over.” — School Library Journal

“McClintock's warm, precisely drawn ink, gouache, and watercolor artwork will fascinate children and adults alike.” — Booklist

“A contemporary picture-book classic.” — The Boston Globe

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