1970 Children's Hardcover Book, Anatole and the Toyshop, Eve Titus, Fiction, Weekly Reader Book, Collectible, Suspense, Illustrated


1970 Children's Hardcover Book, Anatole and the Toyshop, Eve Titus, Fiction, Weekly Reader Book, Collectible, Suspense, Illustrated

A wonderful children's hardcover book called Anatole and the Toyshop by Eve Titus. Illustrated by Paul Galdone.

Anatole was a good mouse and the father of a loving family. One day, when he arrived home from work, he discovered that his wife and children were missing. He receives word from his friend, Pierre the Pigeon, that his family had been captured by M'sieu Barat, the mean owner of a toyshop. Barat forces the captured mice to ride around on their little bikes in his front window to attract customers. He then sets his cat, Clotilde, to watch them so that they cannot escape. Anatole would do anything to get them back. Will he be able to save his family without having to sacrifice his own life? This story recognizes the amazing love that people have for their families.

Eve Titus (1922 – 2002) was an American children's writer. She is particularly known for her books featuring the mouse characters Anatole, a heroic and resourceful French mouse, and Basil of Baker Street, a Victorian-era mouse private detective who emulates Sherlock Holmes. Anatole later became the subject of an animated television series entitled Anatole while Basil was adapted into the Walt Disney Pictures production, The Great Mouse Detective.

Paul Galdone (1907 – 1986) was an illustrator and writer known best for children's picture books.

10 x 7 ½ inches
Published by McGraw-Hill Book Company -- 1970
Weekly Reader Book Club Edition

This book is in Near Fine condition. Binding is tight. The pages are all clean and crisp. There is minor rubbing to the edges due to shelfware.

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