by Robert McCloskey | Grades: 3-5
Castaway on an uninhabited island, Abel, a very civilized mouse, finds his resourcefulness and endurance tested to the limit as he struggles to survive and return to his home. This story of a mouse who gets swept away from his beloved wife is truly a timeless classic about life's simple pleasures.
"Abel's Island" is a 1976 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, and a 1977 Newbery Honor Book.
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