'What are we, Papa?' the toy mouse child asked his father. 'I don't know,' the father answered. 'We must wait and see.'
So begins the story of a tin father and son who dance under a Christmas tree until they break the ancient clockwork rules and are themselves broken. Thrown away, then rescued from a dustbin and repaired by a tramp, they set out on a dangerous quest for a family and a place of their own - the magnificent doll's house, the plush elephant and the tin seal they had once know in the toy shop.
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"'Brilliantly plotted... a spellbinder... it has a style that glows and crackles.' Spectator"Book Description:
Funny, thought-provoking and moving, this much loved story is a true classic.
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Book Description Harper & Row Pub, NY, 1967. HARDCOVER. Book Condition: Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+. Illustrated by Lillian Hoban Pictures (illustrator). old edition. 5x8". Good+Ex-Lib Cond, SOLID CLEAN COPY GOOD DJ; .ISBN is inside back flap, so date is actually after 1972, but date verso tp is 1967.dust jacket cover shows father mouse holding child up in his mechanical arms.as is his normal pose for the story. House & blue sky background.Unclipt DJ has no pr ice.(harper crest).in bright DECORATED GREEN CLOTH HARD COVERS.; 182ps pages; Galloping Adventure, danger, suspense. Happiness.HARPER CREST BINDING STICKER ON SPINE OF DUST JACKET (S4.11) STURDY BINDING!. Bookseller Inventory # 111469