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by Leonid Gore,Aaron Shepard

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ISBN:
0689829124
Author:
Leonid Gore,Aaron Shepard
Category:
Animals
Language:
English
Publisher:
Atheneum; First Edition edition (February 1, 2003)
Pages:
32 pages
EPUB book:
1238 kb
FB2 book:
1959 kb
DJVU:
1493 kb
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Rating:
4.7
Votes:
797


The Princess Mouse: A Tale of Finland is a 2003 children's book authored by Aaron Shepard and illustrated Leonid Gore.

The Princess Mouse: A Tale of Finland is a 2003 children's book authored by Aaron Shepard and illustrated Leonid Gore. while Publishers Weekly wrote "Magical events and a moral dilemma give this Finnish tale its staying power.

Aaron Shepard has been fascinated by this story since childhood. He is the author of many folktales, including The Sea King's Daughter: A Russian Legend, The Baker's Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale, The Maiden of Northland: A Hero Tale of Finland, and most recently, The Princess Mouse: A Tale of Finland. He lives in the Los Angeles area.

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Told by Aaron Shepard The Song of the Princess Mouse Words and music by Aaron Shepard Mikko’s sweetheart will I be. What a fine young man is he.

Told by Aaron Shepard. Published as a picture book by Atheneum, New York, 2003. For more treats and resources, visit Aaron Shepard at ww. aronshep. May not be published or posted without permission. Mikko looked around, but the only living thing in sight was a little mouse on a table. Standing on its hind legs, it gazed at him with large, bright eyes. The Song of the Princess Mouse Words and music by Aaron Shepard Mikko’s sweetheart will I be. Gown of velvet I do wear, like a princess fine and rare.

Aaron Shepard's book is an endearing love story that teaches readers not to look solely on a person's outward appearance. From the title of the this story being told by Aaron Shepard you can probably guess how it is going to turn out in the end, but that does not distract all that much from the charm of this tale which is illustrated by Leonid Gore.

Illustrated by Leonid Gore. With luminous illustrations by Leonid Gore, Aaron Shepard retells a classic Finnish folktale that will delight young readers time and time again. Aaron Shepard has been fascinated by this story since childhood. About The Illustrator.

Home Aaron Shepard The Princess Mouse: A Tale of Finland. 1, 2003 "Shepard does his usual capable job of retelling this old tale in clear, simple, yet effective prose. The Princess Mouse: A Tale of Finland. Leonid Gore is the Russian-born illustrator of numerous acclaimed picture books. 2003 New York Public Library's "100 Titles for Reading and Sharing" "Magical events and a moral dilemma give this Finnish tale its staying power. Gore's distinctively angled figures deepen the folktale feel. A pleasant, attractive addition to folklore shelves. - Grace Oliff, School Library Journal, Feb.

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The Princess Mouse : A Tale of Finland. Leonid Gore moved to the US from his native Belarus in 1991. He has illustrated many beloved books for children and is also the author and illustrator of Danny's First Snow. By (author) Aaron Shepard, Illustrated by Leonid Gore. Mr. Gore lives in Oakland, New Jersey. Visit him online at LeonidGore.

  • Duzshura
This is a great story. I first read it as a reading play and loved it. So I looked for it in a book form and was please to find information about the reading play in the back. It is a bit pricey for a paper back, but since it was the only one I could find by this author and I knew I wanted this version. I am extremely happy with my purchase. The story is about traditions and loyalty.
  • Nicanagy
Beautiful and comic retelling of this classic Finnish tale. My children love it, and it introduces them to some of our Finnish heritage, which I want to keep alive.
  • Andronrad
My granddaughters (4 and 6) really liked this story, but I knew they would. Before buying this copy for them I had read the library book version to several second graders, both boys and girls. Even the boys were interested.
  • Hucama
I bought this as a gift for my granddaughter; I think she will like it, but so far she hasn't read it yet.
  • Malahelm
"The Princess Mouse: A Tale of Finland" begins with a simple premise, which is that in Mikko's family when young men get to the age when it is time for them to marry they find their future brides by cutting down a tree and following it points. It so happens that in this particular farm family the two sons are old enough to marry so the father instructs them to follow the family tradition, declaring, "That's how we've done it, and that's how we always well." The older son knows exactly who he wants to marry and cuts down the true so that it points right to her door, but when the younger son, Mikko, cuts down his tree it points into the deep forest. His brother mocks him, wondering if Mikko's sweetheart will be a wolf or a fox. But Mikko walks off into the forest declaring "I'll find who I find."
What Mikko finds is a mouse who is more than happy to be his sweetheart. Strangely enough, Mikko agrees and returns home to tell his father he has found a sweetheart. The tale now becomes interesting because Mikko's father has arranged a series of tests for the sweethearts of his two sons to take to prove their worth (do not ask why, you know what the father will say). From the title of the this story being told by Aaron Shepard you can probably guess how it is going to turn out in the end, but that does not distract all that much from the charm of this tale which is illustrated by Leonid Gore. You have many of the traditional elements of such folktales, but there are some nice unexpected twists that will delight readers of all ages.
Shepherd based his retelling of this tale mostly on story of "The Forest Bride," which I actually prefer as a title, but also on the story of "The Mouse Bride." In the back of the book you will find the simple music for "The Song of the Princess Mouse," written by Shepard. In fact, if you visit Shepard's homepage you can find not only a recording of the tune for this song but a reader's theater script along with another test of the brothers' sweethearts. So there are some nice resources to go with this folktale for teachers to use. Shepard has authored other folktales, including "The Maiden of Northland: A Hero Tale of Finland."
  • RUL
In Finland, it is tradition for men to choose their brides by cutting down a tree and walking in the direction it points until they find their true love. When Mikko, a farmer's son, cuts down his tree, it points into the forest where the only talking being he comes across is a friendly mouse. The mouse convinces Mikko to let her be his sweetheart, but when the wedding day arrives, the guests are astonished by his choice. His scoffing older brother throws the mouse into the river. Suddenly, the creature turns into a princess and after the wedding ceremony, takes Mikko back to her castle to live.

Aaron Shepard's book is an endearing love story that teaches readers not to look solely on a person's outward appearance. The story is simply yet well written and the illustrations are both unique and appropriate for the Scandinavian setting. Children and adults alike would enjoy this folktale.