See how a small kindness can be repaid a thousand times over. In this retelling of an ancient MIddle Eastern folk tale, Karim Alrawi follows up his best-selling The Girl Who Lost Her Smile with another classic fable.
was born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt. He has over 30 professionally produced plays to his credit and has won many national and international awards for his writing, including the prestigious John Whiting Award. He was writer-in-residence at the Theatre Royal Stratford East in the UK and at the Meadow Brook Theatre in the USA. He has also supervises international aid and development programs in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. Karim now lives in Vancouver, BC.
"The beautifully illustrated story carries echoes of Aesop's fable of the Mouse and the Lion — even to the extent of the parallel between the lion as King of Beasts and Pharoah as the great and mighty ruler of Egypt. However, here there is also a sense of equality between the man and the mouse: so, when Mouse seeks out his fellow mice, he says, 'the kind man who rescued me from the thorns needs our help': the Pharaoh's rank is irrelevant. And of course, the way the mice help is ingenious and could only be done by mice?"