Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Top ten literary rodents

At the Guardian, author Kate DiCamillo tagged ten of the best rodents she has known and loved in children's books, including:
Abel from Abel's Island, by William Steig

This story of how the mouse Abelard Hassam di Chirico Flint (Abel for short) gets separated from his wife and his civilized life and learns to survive alone on an island in the middle of a river is inspiring, funny, and elegant.
Read about the other rodents on the list.

Also see John Mullan's list of ten of the best rats in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue