WHAT THE MOUSE FOUND AND OTHER STORIES by Charles de Lint. Burton, MI; Subterranean Press; 2008. 1st edition hardcover.
This special collection gathers for the first time a number of obscure and unpublished children's story by master storyteller Charles de Lint, each story featuring a brand new illustration.
What the Mouse Found is available exclusively from Subterranean Press.
Trade: 2000 signed hardcover copies.
Table of Contents:
"What the Mouse Found" (1700 words); unpublished;
"Oakey Bedokey" (1600 words); unpublished;
"Gnomin' in the Gloamin'" (2080 words) first appeared in OSCAR, Vol.12, No.4; 1984;
"Tip & the Lion" (2600 words); first appeared in Mothering #46; 1988;
"Maple Sugar" (1500 words); first appeared in Mothering #50; 1988.
"Though brief, they are filled with the rich imagery and almost-alive characterizations that are to be expected in de Lint's writing. So don't be surprised if, while reading, you feel a light breeze tickle your feet, hear the crunch of leaves and far-off voices or smell, just at the edge of imagination, a fresh chocolate-chip cookie.
"De Lint has released a whole library of books aimed at adults and young adults, but his kid-oriented work is more rare. What the Mouse Found & Other Stories is a treasure for parents and children's librarians -- but also will find a happy home with anyone who holds a soft place in his or her heart for the wonders of childhood."
Fine in fine dj. Issued in a SIGNED (unnumbered) limited edition of 2000 copies. OUT OF PRINT FROM THE PUBLISHER.