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Halloween Mouse

by (author) Philip Roy

illustrated by Lisa Ferguson

Ronsdale Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2021
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2021
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 2 to 4
  • Grade: p


What does Halloween mean to a mouse who has never celebrated it before??Imagine&nbspHappy's&nbspfright when the&nbspnextdoor&nbspneighbour hangs a ghost on her house. Witness his displeasure at the thought of dressing up and walking door to door to beg for treats. What a nuisance! What are treats anyway? Then, see the transition in the sweets-loving mouse when he learns that treats mean candy, his favourite thing. Suddenly, Happy can't get out the door fast enough. But John needs a costume, and the only face paint they can find is shoe polish. How?can Happy get John ready to hit the streets before the other kids take all the candy? And what sort of costume will the little mouse wear? And what happens if you eat too much candy, anyway? Join John and Happy as John introduces Happy to his very first Halloween.

About the authors

Philip Roy continues to travel back and forth between Nova Scotia and Ontario, keeping residence in both places. For some half-dozen years now, he has been presenting orally a series of stories at local schools, fairs, and markets called “Happy the Pocket Mouse.” The first of the series, Mouse Tales, illustrated by Andrea Torrey Balsara, will be released by Ronsdale Press in spring 2014. This series of picture books complements Philip’s “Submarine Outlaw” series for young adults, which is now up to volume six. Recently he travelled to Australia to research the materials for the next book in the series, Eco Warrior, to appear in the fall of 2014. Travelling makes for great adventure, Philip contends. The only thing better is writing about it and visiting schools and libraries to share the stories with young readers. Visit Philip Roy’s website at

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LISA FERGUSON recreates the magic of the Golden Age of Illustration with her own unique style. She lives and works in her home in Hartington, Ontario. Visit

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Editorial Reviews

"Children will love this story.&nbspHighly Recommended" - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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