“Well, crouch down as far as you can, and then jump up as far as you can,” said the frog. So the mouse did. He crouched down on the river bank until he was a tight little bundle, and then he leapt up into the sky. He jumped higher than the flowers, and then the trees, nearly scraping his ears on the branches. He went higher and higher, and then across the trees he caught a glimpse of the Sacred Mountains....
And so the little mouse was named Jumping Mouse by the frog, and he started his journey to the Sacred Mountains.
Jumping Mouse re-tells a classic Native American hero story about how a little mouse had the courage to leave his family's warm nest in the roots of a giant tree, find his true name, and journey to the sacred mountains.
Mary Moore, daughter of sculptor Henry Moore, has illustrated the story with vivid watercolor sketches.
(Ages 6 and up)
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Brian Patten was born in 1946 in Liverpool, and grew up in the docklands. He left school at fifteen, becoming a junior reporter on The Bootle Times, with responsibility for writing the popular music column. He is one of the most accessible and popular poets working today. He made his name in the 1960s in the Liverpool trio with Adrian Henri & Roger McGough. Their main aim was to make poetry immediate and accessible for their audience, and their joint anthology, The Mersey Sound (1967), has been credited as the most significant anthology of the twentieth century for its success in bringing poetry to new audiences. Brian Patten's individual strength is his ability to write and perform a powerful mix of serious and humorous work. His poems have been translated into many languages. Patten is also well-known for his bestselling poetry collections for children, most famously Gargling with Jelly: A Collection of Poems (1985) and Juggling with Gerbils (2000). His collection for children, The Blue and Green Ark: An Alphabet for Planet Earth (1999), won a Cholmondeley Award in 2002. He has also written a novel for children, Mr. Moon's Last Case (1975), which won an award from the Mystery Writers of America Guild. He lives between London and Devon and has been honoured with the Freedom of the City of Liverpool. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Litrature and of both Liverpool University and John Moores University.
Mary Moore is an illustrator of children's books. She is an artist and fashion designer, owns a vintage dress shop, and has designed shirts for such artists as Eric Clapton and the band The Animals. She helped establish the Henry Moore Foundation in 1977, sponsor of an exhibition at Tate Britain.
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Book Description George Allen & Unwin, London, 1972. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Mary Moore (illustrator). First Edition. Hardback: no dj, colour pictorial boards rubbed on edges and back, spine slightly faded, some light internal foxing, vg. small square 4to, 46pp. Illustrated in colour and in b/w by MARY MOORE. An American Indian folktale. Bookseller Inventory # 13I63
Book Description George Allen and Unwin, 1972. Hardcover. First. a very good copy in printed paper over boards without d.j. as issued. Bookseller Inventory # 204214
Book Description London, UK: George Allen & Unwin, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. VG/na. Bumped spine end, some edge wear, and some rubbing. First UK Edition. First Printing. Pictorial Boards, without DJ as issued. This book is from the extensive Gatenby Collection amassed over 30 years . Gatenby was the founding artistic director of the International Festival of Authors in Toronto, a hugely successful annual event that helped "Time Magazine" declare that Gatenby had made Toronto one of the literary capitals of the world. He also directed the readings at Harbourfront in Toronto, and is the author of "Literary Guide to Toronto," among other books. Gatenby signature and date on ffep. SIGNED by Patten & INSCRIBED to Gatenby. A unique Association Copy. Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 023275
Book Description George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1972. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Moore, Mary (illustrator). First edition.. 1st 1972. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. A folk-tale. Purple pictorial boards and endpapers. Colour and b/w illustrations. Board edges rubbed, spine and title to spine faded. Contents are fine. [S]. Bookseller Inventory # 1804131
Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1St Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0048231010