This is the poignant tale of Hickory the mouse, his friendship with Hop the grasshopper, and the passing of the seasons.

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Palmer Brown
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The New York Review of Books has re-published some quiet masterpieces of late, and Hickory is one of them. Just holding the book is a pleasure. The colored illustrations are actually a field guide to all the common plants and flowers of the seasons and are just divine. The story of friendship and love is one that will be as dear to your children's hearts as it was for children in the seventies, when it was first published.

It is a poignant, universal tale of friendship found and then lost to passing time. Hickory is a restless, fearless little mouse who lives with his family in an old grandfather clock. Longing for the open air and the countryside, he strikes out on his own one day to find adventure. His days are lonely until he meets Hop, the grasshopper, with whom he finds true companionship. And yet, the passing of the seasons is ever constant, and one day Hickory hears his friend singing a song of good-bye for summer's end. A perfect teaching tale about life and death and the beauty of the turning year, this is truly a keeper in every way.

(Ages: 5 - 8 years)

#34729 - Hardcover Book - 42 pgs
Our price $14.95

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