Mouse & Lion
An unlikely partnership, staunch loyalty, and the reward for an act of generosity all receive gorgeous treatment in this new version of Aesop’s familiar tale. Rand Burkert’s retelling allows the animals’ characters to emerge through the narrative, while Nancy Ekholm Burkert’s meticulous, beautifully rendered illustrations add depth and the visual realism of the natural world to the tale. Both reteller and artist bring background to the construction of this work in their notes, including the rationale for bucking tradition by listing Mouse first in the book’s title; the smaller animal earned that honor by “clearly perform[ing] the lion’s share of the work.” ©2011 Cooperative Children's Book Center
Illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert
Nancy Ekholm Burkert was born in Colorado and moved to Wisconsin in childhood. She studied art at Wustum Museum in Racine and earned both a BA and MA from UW-Madison. She lives in Massachusetts.
Scholastic, Michael Di Capua Books
Publish Year: 2011
CCBC Location: Non-Fiction, 398 Burkert