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The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse

Beatrix Potter

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Do you ever feel that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence? Well, so did Johnny Town-Mouse and Timmy Willie. One was a town mouse and one was a country mouse, and when they end up in each other's worlds they soon discover that they were much happier where they started!

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The Tale Of Johnny Town-mouse By Beatrix Potter

Author of "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," &c.

Frederick Warne & Co., Inc.
New York

To Aesop In The Shadows

Johnny Town-mouse was born in a cupboard. Timmy Willie was born in a garden. Timmy Willie was a little country mouse who went to town by mistake in a hamper. The gardener sent vegetables to town once a week by carrier; he . . . Read More

Community Reviews

i too prefer to live in the country,like timmy willie.

A sweet tale with a good message. I like this one a lot.

"One place suits one person, another place suits another person. For my part, I prefer to live in the country, like Timmy Willie."

Much like Timmy and Beatrix, I am country through and through. This little tale is probably the most developed in terms of saying something, which is that some people jus

I have arranged my takeaway thoughts into a haiku:

"There's no catch-all sketch,
Each has their preferences
That make their dream home."

I don't know which came first, this or 'Town Mouse, Country Mouse', regardless, this is a similar story. Beatrix is losing her eyesight by this time it says. I think some of these pictures are my favorite. It is so beautiful. I even like the story. Johnny Town-Mouse and his friends are so aristocrat

One place suits one person, another place suits another person. The whole story is summed up in this quote.

Illustrations were very good. And the writing was also good and straight forward. This story was a very delightful read for me. (^_^) But I would highly recommend this to children.


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