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The City Mouse and the Country Mouse

From the Set Aesop's Fables

Two mice cousins decide to visit each other's surroundings to learn more about their different worlds. But the city mouse soon feels that the country life is far too simple and boring for him, and the country mouse fears the city's many dangers.

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  • Aesop
  • About Fables
  • About the Illustrator
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Dewey 398.2
ATOS Reading Level 3.6
Guided Reading Level N
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Number of Pages
Graphics Full-color illustrations

A noteworthy review of Aesop's Fables from Children's Bookwatch on September 1, 2009

Classic Greek literature that has proved both popular and relevant generation after generation down through the centuries is best exemplified by the collection of stories known as ’Aesop’s Fables’. More than being simple entertainments, each anthropomorphic tale carried a special moral that was unique accessible and understanding. Now eight of these timeless tales have been retold by Graham Percy for the delight and edification of children preschool through the third grade. The individual 32-page titles come with a reinforced library binding, a special section defining the fables and providing cogent explanations of their moral lessons, plus a brief introduction to the author and illustrator. Ideal for both school and community libraries, and although available individually, acquisition of the entire series of ’Aesop’s Fables’ is recommended for the benefit of young readers.

Author, Illustrator: Graham Percy

Graham Percy was born and raised in New Zealand. He studied at Auckland's Elam School of Art, and then moved to London to study graphic design at the Royal College of Art. After graduating, Mr. Percy worked for magazines and advertising companies, but discovered that he enjoyed illustrating children's books much more. Over the course of his life, Mr. Percy illustrated over 100 books.