What the Mouse Found and Other Stories

by Charles de Lint
Release date: 2008
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, childrens, short stories

This special collection gathers for the first time a number of obscure and unpublished children's story by master storyteller Charles de Lint, each story featuring a brand new illustration.

Table of Contents:

  • "What the Mouse Found" (1700 words); unpublished;
  • "Oakey Bedokey" (1600 words); unpublished;
  • "Gnomin' in the Gloamin'" (2080 words) first appeared in OSCAR, Vol.12, No.4; 1984;
  • "Tip & the Lion" (2600 words); first appeared in Mothering #46; 1988;
  • "Maple Sugar" (1500 words); first appeared in Mothering #50; 1988;
  • "The Songs of Timothy Tomtit" (210 words); unpublished, appearing in the Limited Edition Only

From Rambles.net:

"Though brief, they are filled with the rich imagery and almost-alive characterizations that are to be expected in de Lint's writing. So don't be surprised if, while reading, you feel a light breeze tickle your feet, hear the crunch of leaves and far-off voices or smell, just at the edge of imagination, a fresh chocolate-chip cookie.

"De Lint has released a whole library of books aimed at adults and young adults, but his kid-oriented work is more rare. What the Mouse Found & Other Stories is a treasure for parents and children's librarians – but also will find a happy home with anyone who holds a soft place in his or her heart for the wonders of childhood."

updated 2010-09-07

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