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by Leo Lionni

While the other field mice work to gather grain and nuts for winter, Frederick sits on a sunny rock by himself. “I gather sun rays for the cold dark winter days,” he tells them. Another day he gathers “colors,” and then “words.” And when the food runs out, it is Frederick, the dreamer and poet, whose endless store of supplies warms the hearts of his fellow mice, and feeds their spirits during the darkest winter days. Federick’s story will warm readers as well in this Caldecott Honor winning fable.
Frederick, the poet mouse, stores up something special for the long cold winter.


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  • Leo Lionni, an internationally known designer, illustrator, and graphic artist, was born in Holland and lived in Italy until he came to the United States in 1939. He was the recipient of the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was honored posthumously in 2007 with the Society of Illustrators' Lifetime Achievement Award. His picture books are distinguished by their enduring moral themes, graphic simplicity and brilliant use of collage, and include four Caldecott Honor Books: Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, and A lexander and the Wind-Up Mouse. Hailed as "a master of the simple fable" by the Chicago Tribune, he died in 1999 at the age of 89.

  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
    Publication date: 5/28/1967
    Series: Pinwheel Books Series
    Edition description: Reissue
    Pages: 32
    Age range: 4 - 8 Years

    - Animals | Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs

    - Juvenile Fiction | Classics Legends, Myths, & Fables

    - Mice

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