The Manxmouse is one-of-a-kind. Hes the strangest little mouse youll ever see, with bright blue fur, huge rabbit ears and a distinct lack of tail. But Manxmouse doesnt mind being different.
He knows that destiny awaits him, and so Manxmouse sets out on an exciting adventure. He meets tigers and hawks and dastardly pet-shop owners, but theres someone he dreads and desires to meet more than anyone else. The someone who has been waiting for him all along
the Manx Cat.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: PAUL GALLICO (1897-1976) was born in New York City and studied at Columbia University. After serving in the First World War he became a journalist with the New York Daily News where he enjoyed particular acclaim for his sports writing. In 1936 Paul Gallico moved to Salcombe in South Devon where he became a full time writer, living in a house on a hill with his Great Dane and twenty-three cats. He became a notable war correspondent during the Second World War. Among Paul Gallico's best known books are The Snow Goose (1941), a classic story of Dunkirk, and The Poseidon Adventure (1969), which was made into a very successful film. His magical stories about animals, particularly cats, are enduring favourites. These include Jennie (1950) and Thomasina (1957).