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 and share them with other mice through the use of Moral Scrolls. His first adventure finds him in New Zealand, meeting a rat who lies so many times that he is not believed when he finally tells the truth.  From this adventure comes a Moral Scroll based on the lessons of Aesop. A sticker book is included in the back of this book.

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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 mouse that lives in the drawer of the composer Tchaikovsky. This mouse may not only save the composition of Swan Lake, but all the mice that live in Tchaikovsky’s hotel. From this adventure comes a Moral Scroll based on the lessons of Henry David Thoreau. A sticker book is included in the back of this book.

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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 small mouse to save this one very large camel. Will Cecil be able to return the favor and honor his new friendship, or will he disappear across the desert sands? From this adventure comes a Moral Scroll based on the lessons of Confucius. A sticker book is included in the back of this book.

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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 Medicine Mouse, a member of a Plains Indian tribe. This wise old mouse passes on stories to his people and to Maurice, conveying this knowledge with the mere touch of his nose. From this adventure comes a Moral Scroll based on a Cherokee legend. A sticker book is included in the back of this book.

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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 a hidden mountain valley, where he meets a wise old owl—and a less-than-wise prince—and learns the life lesson of questioning what one hears. A sticker book is included in the back of this book.

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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. Far down the track, the circus master has discovered that his stars have been left behind, and he sends a train speeding back to recapture them. Can Maurice help Hope and Freedum escape before the circus master arrives? From this adventure comes a Moral Scroll based on the words of Albert Einstein. A sticker book is included in the back of this book.

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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 sandbar in Thailand. This journey joins friendship and happiness in a charming way at the feet of a revered mouse monk, a teacher whose words are both universal and timeless. The moral scroll in Maurice’s valise unrolls to reveal the monk’s words are those of Jesus and Buddha. A sticker book is included in the back of this book.

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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 shores of the Danube River. Based on a pre-Confucius proverb, Maurice’s journey with a band of gypsies demonstrates that it is more valuable to teach something to someone than simply to give to another. A sticker book is included in the back of this book.

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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 Valises children’s series. Follow along with Maurice into a dark obelisk where he encounters his muse, her shadow and her prophesy of knowledge.

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