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Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse
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Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse

Written by Leo LionniAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Leo Lionni


· Knopf Books for Young Readers
· Hardcover · November 12, 1969 · $17.99 · 978-0-394-80914-4 (0-394-80914-9)
Also available as a trade paperback and a trade paperback.

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The beloved Caldecott Honor book and Christopher Award winner about two unlikely friends who see each other for who they are inside.

Everyone loves Willy the wind-up mouse, while Alexander the real mouse is chased away with brooms and mousetraps. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be loved and cuddled, thinks Alexander, and he wishes he could be a wind-up mouse too. In this gentle fable about a real mouse and a mechanical mouse, Leo Lionni explores the magic of friendship.

Originally published in 1969, the Caldecott Honor-winning Alexander and the Wind-up Mouse is sure to enchant a whole new generation of readers.

"A delicate fantasy about friendship, illusrated with bold, sumptuous collages."--The New York Times