ANATOLE AND THE THIRTY THIEVES by Eve Titus

ANATOLE AND THE THIRTY THIEVES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Being the seventh son of a seventh son, Anatole the irrepressible mouse can intuit the identity of the head of the cheese thieves from among three choices--Baptiste the Baker, Blanchard the Barber, and Bernard the Bookseller. In his capacity as taster at the Fromagerie Dural, he hurries to sniff out the last and finds the stolen goods at the bottom of a shipment of books: ""Concerning cheese, the world agrees--a mouse's nose is better than a policeman's."" Touche! So off he goes on his bicycle to catch the shipment at Le Havre. . . after duly sending a memo to M'sieu. Dural. When the innocent ship captain proves to be none other than Duval's own Frere Jacques, the ship is renamed Anatole (""History books mention no other mouse so honored""). Like its predecessors this seventh in the series bears the droll illustrations of Paul Galdone who is thoroughly au courant where Anatole is concerned. Tres bien as always: Encore!

Pub Date: Nov. 16th, 1969
Publisher: McGraw-Hill