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Created: 11th October, 2018

The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse

Author: Mac Barnett
Illustrator: Jon Klassen
Publisher: Walker

A mouse and a wolf have an inauspicious encounter in the woods and it’s not giving away the plot to reveal that the mouse gets gobbled up. However, once inside the wolf’s belly, the mouse soon discovers that he is not alone. Will the mouse and his new companion be able to escape? Do they want to?

An unusual story with deep philosophical implications about what it means to feel safe and secure. It is told in carefully chosen language with a humorous dark edge, often employing the vocative - ‘”Oh woe! said the hunter. “Oh death! These woods are full of evil and wraiths!”’ - switching between this and more everyday expressions.

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