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Cat, Mouse and Moon
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10. Cat, Mouse and Moon
(Houghton Mifflin, 1994)
Roxanne Dyer Powell & Will Hillenbrand (
Grades 2-4)

It is night and Cat is out. Moon is in the sky, and in Cat’s eye, and on the rippling surface of the lake.

Thus the nightly ritual begins in this suspenseful, mood-filled story of a slinking cat, an unsuspecting mouse, and the watchful, benevolent moon.

“Hillenbrand's luminous illustrations have a smoky stillness in their nocturnal vision… with spiky-edged foliage and the twin beacons of Cat's eyes lending an enjoyably shivery touch to the spreads.”

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Hillenbrand's… smudged watercolors in soft shades of gray and purple, highlighted with flashes of the moon's yellow, capture the still beauty and danger of night.”

Publishers Weekly