Lida Dijkstra, Piet Grobler
(Lemniscaat imprint of Boyds Mills Press, Oct. 1, 2004)
One day as an old hermit is resting in the meadow an owl flies by, dropping his prey, a little mouse, into the old man's hands. Surprised and delighted, the hermit takes in his new friend as his own daughter. When it's time for Little Mouse to go out into the world, the duo sets off in search of the strongest being on earth -- which turns out to be, surprisingly, a mouse. A highly acclaimed South African artist's rendition of a time-honored theme.