The Mouse and the Lion
A second-generation fable that recalls Aesop's story at a key point. The mouse and the lion set out independently for the city to visit the world of people. A fairy meets each, fears for the mouse and for people's fear of the lion, and touches each with a wand. In the eyes of people, the mouse will seem like a lion and the lion will seem like a mouse. The fairy then flies right out of this book. After adventures and mutual visits to a museum of natural history, the mouse and the lion run into each other. The lion remembers the kindness of the mouse to the lion long ago. Together they return to the forest, never again to visit the world of people.
Parents' Magazine Press