<i>"Shout it once! Shout it twice!</i><br /><i>Friends forever! Skog and mice!"</i><br /><br />Since its publication in 1973, <i>The Island of the Skog</i> has been a favorite of children everywhere, and of the author himself!<br /><br />Jenny and her city-mouse friends take to the seas in search of a more peaceful place to live. But when they arrive at what first seems the island of their dreams, they have a giant problem to contend with: the island's only inhabitant, the Skog. Judging by his enormous footprints, he seems a more terrible threat than a hundred urban cats and dogs. How will the mice master their new domain?<br /><br />Funny, exciting and sweet, <i>The Island of the Skog</i> is a timeless tale of cooperation and compromise. It won the Michigan State Young Readers Award, and was included on <i>Booklist</i>'s Books for Every Child and the CBC Books for Peace list.