Anatole is the incomparable French mouse who works nights at a cheese factory as a taster (he saved that job from automation in Anatole and the Robot.) His friends will remember that once, with great flash and dash, he captured the factory mouse in Anatole and the Cat. Now, he proves himself a mouse of musketeer heritage. He recovers the milliner's dognapped French poodle and this adventure allows him to really soar -- he flies the English Channel strapped to the leg of a pigeon. There are now four books to show that Anatole is a mouse of rare taste, vision, skill and unquestionable courage. His dialogue is still notable for dramatic oratorical flourish and the illustrations of Paul Galdone once again to justice to the Anatole story in all its humorous detail.