The True Story of a Mouse Who Never Asked for It
The True Story of a Mouse Who Never Asked for It
The True Story of a Mouse Who Never Asked for It
The True Story of a Mouse Who Never Asked for It

The True Story of a Mouse Who Never Asked for It

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Folklorist Ana Cristina Herreros and visionary illustrator Violeta Lópiz spin a deeply feminist retelling of an old Spanish folktale inThe True Story of a Mouse Who Never Asked for It. Through rhythmic text, highly conceptual illustrations, and a final visual narrative that is silent but revelatory, this YA picture book builds from deceptive simplicity to an explosive end. The story begins with a mouse, very neat and hard-working, who makes herself a home. In disbelief that she has a house but isn’t a wife, suitors show up uninvited, each asking for her hand. She turns everyone down… until a pack of tiny kittens arrive, and she agrees to marry the smallest and most defenseless of the bunch. But it does every mouse well to remember that a kitten always grows up to be a cat. Today, the most commonly told version of this popular folktale serves as a warning, scaring girls to choose good men to marry by reminding them that the cat will always devour the mouse. But this story is rooted in the non-normative, non-performative original version, before it became a cautionary tale. Here, by contrast, the story tells of the pain and harm that come from falling prey to situations beyond one’s control. It is also a powerful story of reclaiming one’s selfhood.

This singular picture book is the first under Enchanted Lion’s Unruly imprint. With its feminist themes, braided narrative, and complex visuals, The True Story of a Mouse Who Never Asked for It stakes itself as an exploration and conversation between word and image that exists beyond the category of children’s picture book.

Ages 13+
Dimensions: 24.77 x 1.27 x 28.58 cm

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CANADA

Estimated arrival 1-5 business days.

CAD $12 standard shipping to all provinces except NU, NT, and YT, and free shipping on orders within Canada over CAD 200 before tax for all provinces except NU, NT, and YT.

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UNITED STATES

Estimated arrival 2 business days.
$25 CAD standard shipping.

EUROPE

Estimated arrival 3-7 business days
$35 CAD standard shipping.

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