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Children's Fiction Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, Etc.

The Mole, The Mouse, and the Magnificent, Moss-Covered House

by (author) Stirling C.

illustrated by Donna Washington

Promontory Press
Initial publish date
May 2016
Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, etc.
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    Publish Date
    May 2016
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1


Written by Stirling C. and illustrated by Donna Washington, this beautifully illustrated backwards-and-forwards book tells the charming story of how Milly the Mouse and Morton the Mole each live their lives in separate homes within the same magnificent, moss-covered hill. Children can read Milly's story going forward, and Morton's story going backward, until the two new friends meet in the middle.

About the authors

Donna Washington lives in Bellingham, WA. She enjoys excursions around the beautiful country-side and towns in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two labradoodles. Her first drawings as a young child were of people, and that love of observing and drawing people continued throughout her life into college and art schools. She found her greatest encouragement as a painter at the National Academy of Fine Arts in New York City. While teaching art in elementary grade classrooms, the idea of illustrating a children's book was born. When Stirling C. wrote the Milly and Morton story, Donna felt like it had to be illustrated. Many of the details were brought from fond memories of childhood, especially with her grandmother.

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