Frederick by Leo Lionni

By Leo Lionni

Leo Lionni’s Caldecott Honor–winning tale a few little mouse who gathers whatever strange for the lengthy wintry weather is celebrating its 50th birthday! 
 
Winter is coming, and all of the mice are accumulating meals . . . aside from Frederick. but if the times develop brief and the snow starts off to fall, it’s Frederick’s tales that hot the hearts and spirits of his fellow box mice. Winner of a 1967 Caldecott Honor, Frederick has been loved by way of generations of readers.
 
“A best suited achievement.” —School Library Journal, starred review
 
“In Frederick, a mouse who's a poet from the top of his nostril to the top of his tail demonstrates possible purposeless lifestyles is certainly faraway from that—and that we want no longer dwell through bread alone!” —Eric Carle

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Was it magic? ” they asked anxiously. “Close your eyes again,” Frederick said. And when he told them of the blue periwinkles, the red poppies in the yellow wheat, and the green leaves of the berry bush, they saw the colors as clearly as if they had been painted in their minds. ” Frederick cleared his throat, waited a moment, and then, as if from a stage, he said: “Who scatters snowflakes? Who melts the ice? Who spoils the weather? Who makes it nice? Who grows the four-leaf clovers in June? Who dims the daylight?

Published in the United States by Alfred A. , New York. KNOPF, BORZOI BOOKS, and the colophon are registered trademarks of Random House, Inc. Visit us on the Web! com/teachers Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Lionni, Leo. Frederick / by Leo Lionni. Summary: Frederick the field mouse sat on the old stone wall while his four brothers gathered food for the approaching winter days. The other mice felt that Frederick was not doing his share of the work, but when the food ran out, Frederick saved the day with what he had gathered.

And since winter was not far off, the little mice began to gather corn and nuts and wheat and straw. They all worked day and night. All — except Frederick. ” they asked. “I do work,” said Frederick. ” “I gather colors,” answered Frederick simply. ” And once Frederick seemed half asleep. ” they asked reproachfully. But Frederick said, “Oh no, I am gathering words. ” The winter days came, and when the first snow fell the five little field mice took to their hideout in the stones. In the beginning there was lots to eat, and the mice told stories of foolish foxes and silly cats.

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