What it is about:

Winter is coming, and all the mice are gathering food . . . except for Frederick. But when the days grow short and the snow begins to fall, it’s Frederick’s stories that warm the hearts and spirits of his fellow field mice.

Why we love it:

Poetic and sensitive: with « Frederick « , Leo Lionni tells a story about life, the everyday, happiness and change. It reminds us of the small miracles and encourages us to discover new perspectives. What really makes us happy in life? What touches our hearts? What makes the grey days colourful? It directs our gaze to the often-overlooked treasures and the dreams that want to be lived.

The collage-like and simple pictures support the special magic of the story in a wonderful way. Quiet, calm and imaginative, they bring feelings, memories and words to life.

Where to buy:

This is classic children’s book that has made children and parents happy for more than 50 years. So no surprise that it is available everywhere, including here:

Orell Füssli (German version)
Orell Füssli (English version)
Payot (French version)