Montigue on the High Seas

John Himmelman, Author Viking Children's Books $12.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-670-81861-7
Montigue is a contented mole, until the day a heavy rain floods his underground home. Needing a place to weather the storm, he climbs into a dry-looking hole. But that hole is really a green bottle; by morning Montigue has been swept out to sea. His adventures place him aboard a ship, where all the mice fear Barnacles the cat. With Montigue's help, they sail for unknown parts in a whole fleet of bottles, and wind up on a peaceful island. Himmelman, creator of the characters Amanda the witch and Snuggle Piggy, creates a genuine hero in Montigue, who never goes in search of excitement; instead, adventure finds him. Working in sea-colored blues and greens and sunset oranges and golds, the author/artist offers an amiable story about a mole unafraid to live by himself, but tickled pink by the circumstances that give him neighbors. Ages 3-8. (June)
Reviewed on: 07/01/1988
Release date: 07/01/1988
Paperback - 320 pages - 978-0-14-050789-8
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