The Mouse Mansion

The Mouse Mansion

  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780803740495
  • 64 Pages
  • Dial Books
  • 5-8 years


Beatrix Potter meets I Spy in this detailed and charming storybook adventure

Best friends Julia and Sam are mice who live in the Mouse Mansion.  When they’re together they find all sorts of adventures—and all kinds of trouble!

Come with them as they discover a secret hiding place, greet the ragman, and learn to make pancakes. There is a shop that sells everything and a box full of treasure. And—oh no!—there might even be a rat!  The Mouse Mansion is always full of surprises.

Author and artist Karina Schaapman spent years building and furnishing the Mouse Mansion in which this collection of stories takes place.  The elaborate dollhouse is made of cardboard boxes and papier-mâché and contains more than one hundred rooms to explore.


* “Schaapman’s ingenious miniature interiors are certain to captivate all ages.” – Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* “Dollhouse aficionados will be thunderstruck by Schaapman’s engrossing debut, a room-by-room exploration of an actual mansion built to the scale of tiny gray cloth mice…the lived-in space—no fancy upper-class dollhouse—recalls Dickens’s London or, given Schaapman’s home city, Rembrandt’s Amsterdam. The mice lead humble, contented lives, and their mansion is sure to astonish.” – Publishers Weekly, starred review
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