by Jerry Pinkney
In award-winning artist Jerry Pinkney's wordless adaptation of one of Aesop's most beloved fables, an unlikely pair learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted. After a ferocious lion spares a cowering mouse that he'd planned to eat, the mouse later comes to his rescue, freeing him from a poacher's 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
A native of Philadelphia, Jerry studied at the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) where, in 1992 he received the Alumni Award. He has been illustrating children's books since 1964, illustrating over one hundred titles, and earned the Caldecott Medal for his nearly wordless picture book The Lion & the Mouse in 2010. Among his many other accolades he has also been the recipient of five Caldecott Honor Medals, five Coretta Scott King Awards and four Coretta Scott King Honors, five New York Times Best Illustrated Book awards, and in 2006 the Original Art's Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Illustrators, New York, NY.
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 9/1/2009
Age range: 3 - 5 Years
- Juvenile Fiction | Legends, Myths, & Fables | Greek & Roman
- Fables -Stories without words - Folklore
- Cultural Region | East Africa
Awards: Caldecott Medal | Winner | Picture Book | 2010 - 2010
Indies Choice Book Awards | Winner | Picture Book | 2010 - 2010
Texas 2x2 Reading List | Recommended | Children's | 2010 - 2010 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards | Honor Book | Picture Book | 2010
Parents Choice Awards (Fall) (2008-Up)
Gold Medal Winner | Picture Book | 2009 - 2009
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens Up to Seven | 2010 - 2010