Author: William Steig
Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Paperback
Newbery Honor Book
This wonderful book by the beloved author of "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble" is about society mouse Abelard Hassam di Chirico Flint, of the Mossville Flints. Caught in a hurricane with his new wife, Amanda, a foolish action by this foppish mouse causes him to be lost alone on an island, awaiting rescue. As Abel waits for his rescue, he begins to appreciate the life and luxuries he had. This Robinson Crusoe-Mouse tale will give its readers a new sense of the joys of life.