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THE RESCUERS by Margery Sharp


by Margery Sharp, illustrated by Garth Williams

Pub Date: Oct. 29th, 1959
ISBN: 978-1-59017-460-9
Publisher: Little, Brown

An absurd and beguiling fantasy in which a trio of mice perform a heroic rescue of a Norwegian poet from the dungeon of an impregnable prison. Here are all the elements of gang plotting, of ingenious execution, of hairbreadth escape, scaled down to the size of the rescuers, and geared to the elements that would provide difficulties, from transportation over the seas to communication in a strange language and to circumventing the horrendous cat of the head jailor. The story is ingenious, almost credible as one reads. There is sly humor and digs at human counterparts. Here is a tale made to order for Walt Disney—but a strange departure for Margery Sharp.