The Mouse Who Carried a House on His Back

h1 July 12th, 2022 by jules

“The house stood bright and full, brimming with warmth and the smell of freshly baked sweets. As dinner was served, there was a knock at the door.”
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I’ve got a review over at the Horn Book of Jonathan Stutzman’s The Mouse Who Carried a House on His Back (Candlewick, August 2022), illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault.

That review is here, and below are some spreads from the book. It’s tricky to share spreads when it’s a book that feature die-cuts, but let’s hope you can find a copy of this one to see for yourself anyway.

[Note: Reading this review at their site may require a subscription to the Horn Book.]


“But, of course, the hedgehogs were mistaken.”
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“More creatures wandered up the hill. A fox. Two badgers. A herd of deer.
All weary travelers, seeking warmth, food, and a place to rest.
The mouse invited each of them in.”

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THE MOUSE WHO CARRIED A HOUSE ON HIS BACK. Text copyright © 2022 by Jonathan Stutzman. Illustrations copyright © 2022 by Isabelle Arsenault. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

One comment to “The Mouse Who Carried a House on His Back

  1. I’m very much looking forward to this book! Thank you for giving us a look inside.

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