Musnet: The Mouse of Monet by Kickliy

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Children , Graphic Novel

Musnet: The Mouse of Monet by Kickliy

Title: Musnet: The Mouse of Monet
By: Kickliy
Published: 2016
Call #: JGraphic Kickliy

This lovely graphic novel set in the mid-19th century, is reminiscent of E.B.White’s animal adventures, particularly Stuart Little. The unnamed (until the very end), orphaned main character mouse is looking for work and a home and unintentionally winds up on Monet’s estate in Giverny, France. Also on the property is a friendly mouse family who takes the main character in and a cantankerous, old artist squirrel name Remi (cough, Rembrandt) who the main character apprentices with. You will root for Musnet as he works hard, has adventures and falls in love with making art (in an impressionist style very much like Monet’s). This is a great graphic novel for children still enjoying nightly storytimes with parents as well as those reading on their own. Perhaps after reading this fun first book in the Musnet series, your children will feel inspired to visit the Chicago Art Institute! This is a story to be enjoyed just as much for the art as for the story. For Grades 2 and up. –JI


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