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AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 2014 print ISBN: 978-1-55380-262-4 9 x 9 B 32 pp B full colour trade paper B $9.95 CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK


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Mouse Tales

Story by Philip Roy Art 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 anxious to have the illustrated book in hand. Here, now, thanks to the artistic talents of Andrea Torrey Balsara, fans everywhere will delight in witnessing Happy and John in action. Readers of all ages will identify with Happy’s plea for a bedtime 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 vision of the “Three Bears.” In a composite reading of the traditional tales, with a few modern twists thrown in, Mouse Tales delivers a reading experience of both excitement and pleasure. Readers will be won over by the insatiably curious little mouse and his kind and endlessly patient friend, John. Mouse Tales proves that best friends come in all sizes and will supply many laughs for children and adults alike.

ALSO BY PHILIP ROY (see pp. 24–25) B Submarine Outlaw (978-1-55380-058-3) B Journey to Atlantis (978-1-55380-076-7) B River Odyssey (978-1-55380-105-4) B Ghosts of the Pacific (978-1-55380-130-6) B Outlaw in India (978-1-55380-177-1) B Seas of South Africa (978-1-55380-247-1)

PHILIP ROY travels back and forth between his Nova Scotia and Ontario residences. This series of picture books for children complements Philip’s “Submarine Outlaw” series for young adults. Visit Philip’s website at www.philiproy.ca.

ANDREA TORREY BALSARA has illustrated her own stories for young readers as well as numerous books by other storytellers. Visit Andrea’s website at www.torreybalsara.com.

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