THE MOUSE ON THE MOON by Leonard Wibberley


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The Mouse That Roared (1955) rises again from the Duchy of Fenwick -- this time to effect a lunar landing which maintains, with unique effortlessness, the balance of power in the East-West competitive conflict. Spurred by the Count of Mountjoy who wants proper plumbing for the kingdom and a (Russian) sable coat for Her Grace, and by Dr. Kokintz' observations on the potentials of a new source of energy when iron filings and the noble Pinot wine are combined, a loan from the U.S. is arranged. A rocket is fired and Grand Fenwick makes it to the moon. American and Russian astronauts land and depart and Grand Fenwick proves its achievement to the world. Emollient spoofing, this counts down on the space race and upgrades the power of small nations. The timeliness here will win readers of all ages.

Pub Date: Oct. 24th, 1962
Publisher: Morrow