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Author Herreros, Ana Cristina, 1965- author.
Title The true story of a mouse who never asked for it / Ana Cristina Herreros ; Violeta Lópiz ; translated from Spanish by Chloe Garcia Roberts ; edited by Sara Elisabeth Paulson.
Pub Info Brooklyn, NY : Enchanted Lion Books ; 2021.
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Descript 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
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Note Based on a popular Balearic story.
Summary "Folklorist Ana Cristina Herreros and visionary illustrator Violeta ̤Lpiz spin a deeply feminist retelling of an old Spanish folktale in The True Story of a Mouse Who Never Asked for It. Through rhythmic text, highly conceptual illustrations, and a final visual narrative that is silent but revelatory, this YA picture book builds from deceptive simplicity to an explosive end. The story begins with a mouse, very neat and hard-working, who makes herself a home. In disbelief that she has a house but isn't a wife, suitors show up uninvited, each asking for her hand. She turns everyone down... until a pack of tiny kittens arrive, and she agrees to marry the smallest and most defenseless of the bunch. But it does every mouse well to remember that a kitten always grows up to be a cat. Today, the most commonly told version of this popular folktale serves as a warning, scaring girls to choose good men to marry by reminding them that the cat will always devour the mouse. But this story is rooted in the non-normative, non-performative original version, before it became a cautionary tale. Here, by contrast, the story tells of the pain and harm that come from falling prey to situations beyond one's control. It is also a powerful story of reclaiming one's selfhood." --
Subject Mice -- Juvenile fiction.
Folklore -- Spain.
Genre Young adult fiction.
Picture books.
Add Author Lópiz, Violeta, 1980- illustrator.
Roberts, Chloe Garcia, translator.
Paulson, Sara Elisabeth, editor.
Add Title La Ratita Presumida.
ISBN 1592703208
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