The Lion or the Mouse? (Who’s Got Game?)
by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison
Publication Date: Jun 14, 2014
List Price: $13.99
Format: Paperback, 36 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Parent Company: CBS Corporation
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In this charmingly subversive reinterpretation of a classic tale, the Morrisons and Pascal Lemaitre take a hilarious look at bullying.
The cocky lion, the self-proclaimed "baddest in the land," believes himself invincible until he gets a thorn stuck in his paw. Only a weak little mouse can help him, but then the lion must indulge the mouse’s ridiculous pride and appetite for power.
We, the creators of Who’s Got Game?, were inspired by the wonder of Aesop’s Fables — their vitality, their endless demand for new interpretations. In our versions the original stories are opened and their moralistic endings reimagined: the victim might not lose; the timid gets a chance to become strong; the foool can gain insight; the powerful may lose their grip. ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN. More than a play on these beloved fables, Who’s Got Game? is AESOP LIVE!