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Random House, Inc.
While the other field mice work to gather grain and nuts for winter, Frederick sits on a sunny rock by himself. “I gather sun rays for the cold dark winter days,” he tells them. Another day he gathers “colors,” and then “words.” And when the food runs out, it is Frederick, the dreamer and poet, whose endless store of supplies warms the hearts of his fellow mice, and feeds their spirits during the darkest winter days. Frederick’s story will warm readers as well in this Caldecott Honor winning fable.

Baker & Taylor
Frederick, the poet mouse, stores up something special for the long cold winter.

& Taylor

Although Frederick appears to be the laziest member in a family of busy field mice, he makes valuable contributions in the middle of winter

Publisher: New York : Pantheon, c1967
ISBN: 9780394826141
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) col. illus. 29 cm


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Aug 14, 2018

Ridiculous story that I thoroughly disapprove of. In a survival situation, some can just sit around and make art, and then when everyone is starving, that art will lift everyones spirits. Entertainment and art have their place, but it's still important for everyone to pull their weight.

Oct 21, 2017

boring!!!!!! and cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

When the mice’s food supplies dwindle away during winter, everything becomes a memory. Frederick uses his endless store of supplies – the sunrays, the colour, and the words – to warm the hearts of his fellow field mice and feed their spirits during the coldest, darkest days of winter.

Aug 25, 2014

My favorite book, then and now.

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