The Happiest Man in the World
By Mij Kelly
Illustrated by Louise Nisbet
A truly classic story about the joy of giving told with warmth and feeling and illustrated with rich painterly illustrations.
Just who is the happiest man in the world and what does it mean to be happy? Mouse lives in a house all alone - and that's the way she likes it. Until one day a miserable old man moves in and turns mouse's life upside-down. As mouse makes moves to cheer up the old man, she slowly learns what it is to be happy and discovers the true identity of her visitor.
Mij's first children's book won the Kathleen Fidler award in 1993 and she's been writing ever since. Her picture book 'One More Sheep' won the English Association 4-11 awards and was also shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.
Louise comes from a fine art background and has worked in greetings cards for the past nine years. She began painting at first from a shed at the bottom of her parents' garden, graduating to a little studio at her home in Leyland, Lancashire which she shares with husband Andrew and son Seth.
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16 Oct 2008
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Hodder Children's Books
A wonderfully sweet Christmas tale — The Bookbag