The Mouse Mansion (Hardcover)

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Short vignettes featuring Sam and Julia and their adventures. This is no ordinary dollhouse; built to scale by the author with over 100 rooms, this is a world unto itself. — Jessica Wood


Beatrix Potter meets I Spy in this detailed and charming storybook adventure

Best friends Julia and Sam are mice who live in the Mouse Mansion.  When they’re together they find all sorts of adventures—and all kinds of trouble!

Come with them as they discover a secret hiding place, greet the ragman, and learn to make pancakes. There is a shop that sells everything and a box full of treasure. And—oh no!—there might even be a rat!  The Mouse Mansion is always full of surprises.

Author and artist Karina Schaapman spent years building and furnishing the Mouse Mansion in which this collection of stories takes place.  The elaborate dollhouse is made of cardboard boxes and papier-mâché and contains more than one hundred rooms to explore.

About the Author

Karina Schaapman is a politician and writer. She lives in Amsterdam, Holland, with her family. The Mouse Mansion is her debut children’s book.

Praise For…

“Frankly, things don’t get much cozier than The Mouse Mansion, an enchanting oversize book filled with pictures of undersize wonders."—The Wall Street Journal

* "Schaapman's ingenious miniature interiors are certain to captivate all ages."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Dollhouse aficionados will be thunderstruck by Schaapman’s engrossing debut...The mice lead humble, contented lives, and their mansion is sure to astonish."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780803740495
ISBN-10: 0803740492
Publisher: Dial Books
Publication Date: November 13th, 2014
Pages: 64
Language: English