It’s hard to leave everything that’s familiar and go to a strange, new place. Little Micah Mouse just wants to stay where he is! But the drafty old century house he lives in is suddenly empty and quiet – it’s been sold. Winter’s cold wind scents the air…
One by one, Micah’s friends plead with him to come along, then must go their way. Only Micah remains, believing that everything will somehow be the same.
All alone, our little mouse hears the padding of soft paws, telling him he must slip off through the snow, and rejoin his dear friends…
A bundle of furry, whiskered mice, bursting with pink-nosed energy.
A smart wooly-bear caterpillar who feels the cold right through his brown and orange bristles!
A brightly colored moth with a sunny disposition, who leaves a trail of wing-dust wherever he flies.
A musical cricket who heeds the call of a warm hearth, new friends and new songs.
Cats love mice… don’t they?
The author with her youngest daughter, 1964.
Laura Cleveland Turner wrote and illustrated Micah Mouse for her three young children in 1965. The family was moving to a new house, and she hoped Micah would soothe their fears about leaving the home they knew and loved.
A poet, artist, wife and mother, Turner borrowed moments each day to scribble verses and sketch drawings on scraps of paper, gradually crafting them into a book that would not only comfort her children, but teach them to love all little creatures and big, new words!
Her hopes were more than realized. Micah Mouse and his friends have never been forgotten, and are still treasured by her family fifty years later. Proof that love and friendship can survive the changes that come in every life and, through sharing this book with the world, flourish.