In a castle on a hill, in a great grand hall,
mice are getting ready for the Mousequerade Ball.
They dress in their finest. What a grand affair!
But when an unexpected guest arrives,
the mice get quite a scare.
Is the evening ruined? Should they run in fright?
Or will a gallant mouse stand up and save the splendid night?
Counting up to ten and back again, dancing all the while, this delightful story invites readers–and dancers–to the event of the season: the Mousequerade Ball!
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Lori Mortensen is an award-winning children’s book author of more than 70 books and over 350 stories and articles. Recent picture book releases include If Wendell Had a Walrus (Henry Holt), Chicken Lily, (Henry Holt), Mousequerade Ball (Bloomsbury) illustrated by New York Times bestselling illustrator Betsy Lewin, and Cowpoke Clyde Rides the Range (Clarion, 2016) a sequel to Cowpoke Clyde &amp;amp; Dirty Dawg, one of Amazon’s Best Picture Books of 2013.
When she’s not letting her cat in, or out, or in, she’s tapping away at her computer, conjuring, coaxing, and prodding her latest stories to life. Today, she lives in Northern California with her family and their mega-fluffy cat, Max.