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"Beautifully painted (of course), this promises to be a charming tale of humour, art, and adventure, as the little mouse grows to find his meaning and place in the world."—The Guardian
"A few days after reading Musnet, my eldest asked if I would get a canvas for him and if he could do some painting. . . . Musnet is a treasure and I cannot wait to read more."—The Picture Book Review
In this gorgeous box set, containing all four of the celebrated Musnet books, written and illustrated by the elusive artist Kickliy, we follow the all-ages adventures of a certain poor Mus Musculous (a common field mouse, for those of you that don't speak Latin). Our hero is on a very specific quest: to become the greatest mouse painter that ever lived. First apprenticing to a very grumpy squirrel who paints in the style of Rembrandt, Musnet finds new friends, avoids his enemies (especially the cats!) and sets up his easel in the studio of the great master Monet. Set in the nineteenth-century French art world during its most creative period, the Musnet books are a great way to introduce children to the struggles and joys of being an artist. Nominated for the Prix d'Angoulême, the Musnet series has been acclaimed by critics—and parents—for inspiring children to pick up a paintbrush.
Kickliy is an artist.