Abel's Island

Abel's Island

by William Steig
Mass market paperback, 120 pages
Price: $7.99

During a lovely picnic, a rainstorm sweeps Abel away from his wife to a deserted island in the middle of a river. Abel must now learn to survive alone in the wild. He has shelter and food, but finding a way off the island and back home might be an impossible challenge.

"With inimitable style, Steig tells the story of a mouse, Abelard Hassam di Chirico Flint, who gets swept away in a driving rainstorm while rescuing his wife's scarf and winds up stranded on a river island for a year. Abel isn't just any mouse. He's a fastidious Edwardian dandy whose inherited wealth ensures the leisurely comforts he takes such pleasure in. But Abel's high-toned life of leisure conceals a soul full of true grit: once faced with the necessity of surviving, Abel rises to the challenge." — Starred/Booklist
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  The Scarf's Chase
Josiah E, 7/8/2016
A little mouse's big adventure all starts as he chases a scarf. This chase may have great dangers ahead, but Abel still manages to last all winter. I think that the best book's I've read have all had mice or other small animal characters even if it starts with the chase of a scarf. I like this book because the mouse has to survive on his own.