Author of Sylvester and the Magic Pebble and the Dr. Desoto books, this is a chapter book about a mouse who gets swept away by a rainstorm and ends up on an 'island'. If you like Charlotte's Web you'll like this one!
I enjoyed this little book, but I am a middle aged grown up. I like William Steig's drawings and the story. However, I would be quite surprised if children enjoyed it. The main character is a bourgeois (mouse) person who is thrown into a wilderness situation and experiences the seasons outdoors.
A Newberry Honor book by the same author who wrote "Sylvester And The Magic Pebble", "Dr. DeSoto Goes To Africa", "The Talking Bone", and many other wonderful books! Find out what happend with Abel the mouse gets stranded on a river island.
Ages 8-12 or so.