Five Hungry Mice


By F.A.B. Dunning

Retold and illustrated by Heather Lynn Harris

28 pages

Five hungry mice set their sights on a box full of rice, but danger lurks in the night. Follow the adventures of these five clever mice as they zig and they zag, as they criss and they cross, in pursuit of the prize in this delightful retelling of a classic 19th century tale.

Written by Mrs. Frances A.B. Dunning in the mid-1800s, and retold and beautifully illustrated for contemporary children by Heather Lynn Harris, this book is a classic that will be treasured by even the youngest of readers.

Softcover ISBN: 978-1-942483-57-1

Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-942483-58-8

About Heather Lynn Harris:

Heather Lynn Harris made her publishing debut by re-illustrating The Swing by Robert Louis Stevenson, and then wrote and illustrated Clover and the Shooting Star. Educated at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California, she is on a quest to share lost literary treasures with today’s young readers by bringing them to life with her illustrations. Her hope is that the power of wonder is stirred in all who read her books. She lives in Orchard Park, New York, with her husband and three children.


About F.A.B. Dunning:

In the mid-1800s, authors first began to create humorous and imaginative books that appealed specifically to children. It was during this Golden Age of Children’s Literature that Mrs. Frances A. B. Dunning wrote most of her poems and pre-school songs. While she was quite prolific and wrote many verses, few remain in print. This may be because she was a woman writing during a time when women’s contributions were rarely recognized. It is hoped that Five Hungry Mice, retold and brought to life with vivid illustrations, revives a lost gem to the delight of children everywhere.


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