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Friends forever! Skog and mice!
Since its publication in 1973, The Island of the Skog has been a favorite of children everywhere-and of the author himself! We're delighted to remind you of this beloved book on its thirtieth birthday.
Jenny and her city-mouse friends take to the seas in search of a more peaceful place to live. But when they arrive at what first seems the island of their dreams, they have a giant problem to contend with: the island's only inhabitant, the Skog. Judging by his enormous footprints, he seems a more terrible threat than a hundred urban cats and dogs. How will the mice master their new domain?
Funny, exciting and sweet, The Island of the Skog is a timeless tale of cooperation and compromise. It won the Michigan State Young Readers Award, and was included on Booklist's Books for Every Child and the CBC Books for Peace list.
About the Author
Steven Kellogg is a beloved author and illustrator who has published more than 100 picture books, including the classics The Mysterious Tadpole, Can I Keep Him?, The Island of the Skog, and Is Your Mama a Llama?, and Pinkerton, Behave!, which was on Horn Book's and Booklist’s Best of the Year lists and led to four sequels. Kellogg is a winner of the Regina Medal for his lifetime contribution to children’s literature. His books have received numerous accolades, such as being named Reading Rainbow featured selections and winning the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Irma Simonton Black Award, the IRA-CBC Children’s Choice Award, and the Parents’ Choice Award.