Maurice of the Valise is a mouse who travels the globe, gathering wisdom along the way.

His tales, recounted before a roaring fire, bring the teachings of the world’s great thinkers to the next generation of thinkers—children.

Explore Maurice’s richly illustrated picture books, the engaging educational app, the mission of his creators, and opportunities for grown-ups to enhance Maurice’s lessons.

Or, simply wander (as Maurice is apt to do).

  • I. In The Beginning

    In the first book in the series, we are introduced to young Maurice, a mouse chosen to collect the wise lessons of the world ...
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  • II. The Micetro of Moscow

    Maurice’s adventures take him to Russia, where he befriends an odd little mouse who has a stunning talent and a secret. He is the ...
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  • III. Casablanca

    Maurice’s Casablanca adventure begins on a ship bound for Morocco with Cecil, a bespectacled camel. When the ship hits trouble, it will take one ...
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  • IV. Medicine Mouse

    Maurice boards a tall ship bound for the fabled, cheese-lined streets of America. When the Muse points him West, our mouse adventurer meets the ...
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  • V. Kookoo Mountain

    Kookoo Mountain is the fifth book in the Maurice’s Valises series of adventures. In this charming “tail” for all ages, Maurice boldly travels to ...
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  • VI. A Christmas Tail

    On a snow-filled train track somewhere in Bavaria, Maurice comes upon an abandoned train car with a circus elephant and an anteater locked inside. ...
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  • VII. The Muuha of Bang Bua

    Maurice’s adventure, The Muuha of Bang Bua, is a story that navigates oceans and rivers, survives a monsoon to end up on a jungle ...
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  • VIII. The Beans of Budapest

    The adventure of The Beans of Budapest, the eighth book in the Maurice’s Valises series, is a charming tale of friendship set on the ...
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  • IX. The Museum Mouse

    Museum Mouse, a tantalizing travel tale of mystery and history set in the Egyptian Museum of Cairo, is the ninth book of the Maurice’s ...
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Winner of the 2015 Gelett Burgess, Body, Mind and Spirit award Goes to Maurice’s Valises: The Muuha of Bang Bua

The Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Awards advisory council looks for books that entertain and teach with an energetic and creative approach. The books the Center selects must stimulate the

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