Once a Mouse

Marcia Brown

“This Caldecott Medal-winning tale of a mouse that turns into a tiger is a retelling of an Indian fable from the Hitopadesa by Marcia Brown.

A loving hermit uses magic to transform a little mouse into a cat, a dog, and a majestic tiger when he is in danger from big jungle predators. But he must pay the price when the haughty tiger forgets his modest beginnings and acts ungratefully. This Indian legend is brought to life by Marcia Brown’s enchanted woodcuts with the same expertise that earned her a second Caldecott Medal.”