Children's Poet Laureate

The Marvelous Mouse Man

Gulliver Books, Harcourt, Inc., 2002

Illustrated by Laura Forman.

There's no need to panic when one mouse comes to visit. Even two or three are little cause for alarm. But what is a village to do when it is overrun by mice, in the streets and in the cellars, in hats and teacups and even behind people's ears? Should the townsfolk trust a mysterious stranger who promises to solve their problem? In this new twist on the Pied Piper tale, all ends happily for everyone, including the mice. Laura Forman's luminous drawings add magic to the story.

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The Marvelous Mouse Man

"Hoberman's sprightly variation on a tried-and-true tale…[her] agile and comical
verse cleverly contorts a classic and adds a second star: an appealing young heroine."

Publishers Weekly

"An imaginative introduction to a timeless tale."

School Library Journal

"A satisfying choice for reading aloud or reading alone."