The lion and the mouse caldecott
The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry PinkneyIn award-winning artist Jerry Pinkneys wordless adaptation of one of Aesops most beloved fables, an unlikely pair learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted. After a ferocious lion spares a cowering mouse that hed planned to eat, the mouse later comes to his rescue, freeing him from a poachers trap. With vivid depictions of the landscape of the African Serengeti and expressively-drawn characters, Pinkney makes this a truly special retelling, and his stunning pictures speak volumes.
The Lion & the Mouse, 2010 Caldecott Medal Winner
Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item Wordless, but carefully sequenced pictures convey Aesop's fable beautifully. Readers will be enchanted by the magnificent golden palette and varying sizes of illustration, experiencing anew the traditional tale. You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.
In the story, a mouse's life is a spared by a lion. Later, after the lion is trapped, the mouse is able to set the lion free. Adapting the fable, with the moral that the weak can help the strong, as a wordless picture book was seen as a successful way of overcoming the brief plot generally found in the source stories. While it was Pinkney's first wordless picture book, it was not the first time he had told the story, having previously included it in his Aesop's Fables , published in Pinkney, who had received five Caldecott Honors , became the first African American to win the Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in the book. His illustrations were generally praised for their realism and sense of place. The cover illustrations, featuring the title characters but no text, drew particular praise.
The Lion & the Mouse - verso page The Lion & the Mouse - book cover image. Caldecott Medal Winner: The Lion & the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney (Little.
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