Two geniuses collaborate! Russell Hoban's timeless masterpiece is thrillingly re-illustrated by Caldecott Medalist David Small. The mouse and his child are wind-up toys forever joined at the hands. But when their mechanism breaks they are discarded, separated from the doll house where they lived and the toy elephant that the child calls "mother" (much to her chagrin). Thus begins the suspenseful journey that is heartbreaking, harrowing, and ultimately joyful as the mice seek what seems at first to be impossible: independence (self-winding) and the way back home. The Mouse and His Child has been lovingly reillustrated by Caldecott Medalist David Small for a new generation and a new millennium.