cover image The Royal Mice

The Royal Mice

Loretta Krupinski. Hyperion Books, $16.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-7868-1836-5

Loretta Krupinski (Christmas in the City) showcases her signature mice characters in The Royal Mice: The Sword and the Horn. When the human Queen of All You Can See sicks the feline Max the Magnificent on the rodent residents of her castle, they seek out the fabled sword and horn to summon their fallen ancestors to help them. Elaborate borders of flowers and mice frame the gold-gilt illustrations in a faux-Medieval style. .