Such a sweet book, and I truly enjoyed it. I was browsing around goodreads, read the description of this book and had to get my hands on it. The mousewife in this book is dutiful and kind but repressed by her husband who does not understand her. Her curiosity is met with harsh words and actions, but she is brave enough to act on it anyway to learn a little about the world around her and to eventually help a friend in need. The writing is gentle and though the words are not complicated, they convey complex messages. I am going to try it out on my 7 year old son as a read aloud, but it may not be 'action packed' enough for him. He can appreciate female protagonists but usually prefers the Pippi Longstocking variety. Anyway, definitely recommend this one for children AND adults.
Oh, loved this little slender hardcover edition so much. The cover art is one of the illustrations inside of the book and it's just perfect. The endpapers are adorable too. I am a sucker for a pretty book, so I might just have to buy one for MY library.