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Amos the mouse and Boris the whale are friends who have very little in common. Boris rescues Amos, who has set out to sail the seas - but might there be a time when Boris needs rescuing too?
An awardwinning fable and New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year from classic creator, William Steig.
A masterpiece-certainly of children's literature, but maybe of all literature. It is Steig at his absolute best. -- Rumaan Alam * The New Yorker *
There is no question that Steig's affectionately witty pictures and perfectly complementary narration make this a durable picture book friendship * Kirkus Reviews *
A simple, matter-of-fact story about the friendship between a mouse and a whale. . . . Lovely watercolor pictures and a funny, well-written text which presents its plot coincidences in tongue-in-cheek manner fit together admirably in this faintly Aesopian tale * School Library Journal *
The book is funny and earnest, pellucid and profound * New York Times Book Review *