A picture-book series portraying the activities of a three-generation household of mice—Mama, Papa, Grandpa, Grandma, and ten children—The Family of Fourteen has grown to a dozen volumes and sold over ten million copies in Japanese and several other languages. In this volume, the family moves deeper into the forest, looking for a new home to live in. Working together, the family builds a new house from bamboo and branches, gathering food and supplies for the upcoming winter months.
About the Author
Kazuo Iwamura graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts and moved to Tochigi Prefecture to become a farmer. There, he began writing a children’s series that would eventually become The Family of Fourteen, a tremendously popular award-winning series about a family of field mice. Today, the Kazuo Iwamura Picture Book Museum stands in Tochigi as a reminder of his contributions to children’s literature. He has also been named a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government.
Author: Kazuo Iwamura
Dimensions: Height: 10½” Width: 7½”