Mouse Mansion: Sam and Julia

Karina Schaapman
AUD $24.99
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Join Sam and Julia, two young mice who are very different but the best of friends, as they discover the spectacular world of the Mouse Mansion.

Julia lives on the sixth floor of Mouse Mansion in a tiny room with her mother. Julia is super curious and very stubborn. Whenever she gets bored she leaves the house and goes outside, looking for her best friend Sam. Sam lives in the middle of Mouse Mansion with his mum, dad, brothers and sisters. Sam is super shy and very well-behaved. But when he is with Julia, Sam finds himself doing things he normally wouldn't dare. The two mice are inseparable. And together they get up to all sorts of fun ...

Author bio:

Karina Schaapman is a Dutch wife, mother and politician. Mouse Mansion is based on the real-life Mouse Mansion which was conceived and created by Karina. The mansion is made from cardboard boxes and papier-mache, and it has more than a hundred rooms, corridors and outdoor spaces. For the interior, Karina used vintage fabrics from the fifties, sixties and seventies plus various types of waste material. Mouse Mansion includes many autobiographical moments from Karina's life as well as her husband's. Karina says: 'I was inspired by bringing up my own four (now grown) children ... Their development made me see what is important to children, such as building huts, sharing secrets, love and being looked after. But also ... learning that looking different or experiencing different customs and rituals does not have to be threatening, but that you can learn from your neighbours, that they enrich you.'

Category: Picture books
ISBN: 9781743312995
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: November 2012
Page Extent: 60
Format: Hard Cover
Subject: Picture books

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