Mary Mouse

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Mary Mouse
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Mary Mouse and the Dolls' House
More Adventures of Mary Mouse
Little Mary Mouse Again
Hello, Little Mary Mouse
Mary Mouse and Her Family
Here Comes Mary Mouse Again
How Do You Do, Mary Mouse
We Do Love Mary Mouse
Welcome, Mary Mouse
Hurrah for Mary Mouse
A Prize for Mary Mouse
Mary Mouse and Her Bicycle
Mary Mouse and the Noah's Ark
Mary Mouse to the Rescue
Mary Mouse in Nursery Rhyme Land
A Day with Mary Mouse
Mary Mouse and the Garden Party
Mary Mouse Goes to the Fair
Mary Mouse Has a Wonderful Idea
Mary Mouse Goes to Sea
Mary Mouse Goes Out for the Day
Fun with Mary Mouse
Mary Mouse and the Little Donkey
Author Enid Blyton
Illustrator Olive F. Openshaw (first fifteen books), Frederick White (next six books) and R. Paul-Hoye (last two books)
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Children's fiction
Published 1942-1964
No. of books 23

Mary Mouse is a fictional character "imagined" by Enid Blyton, a prolific British children's author, in the mid 20th century. Mary Mouse is a mouse exiled from her mousehole who becomes a maid at the dolls' house, employed by Sailor Doll.[1]

The original publications were in an unusual format (15 cm x 7 cm softback pictorial). Due to the austerity and paper shortages of the times, during and after World War II, the first editions were cheaply made with simple colour illustration and stapled bindings overstuck with linen edging.

Loved mainly by girls, this character's memory has lived on. The original books (published by Brockhampton Book Co Ltd, Leicester, UK at a price of one shilling) are highly collectable, perhaps because few remain in reasonable condition. The books were immensely popular in Blyton's days and eventually sold in a million copies.[2]

Books[edit]

  1. Mary Mouse and the Dolls' House (1942), illustrated by Olive F. Openshaw
  2. More Adventures of Mary Mouse (1943), illustrated by Olive F. Openshaw
  3. Little Mary Mouse Again (1944), illustrated by Olive F. Openshaw
  4. Hello, Little Mary Mouse (1945), illustrated by Olive F. Openshaw
  5. Mary Mouse and Her Family (1946), illustrated by Olive F. Openshaw
  6. Here Comes Mary Mouse Again (1947), illustrated by Olive F. Openshaw
  7. How Do You Do, Mary Mouse (1948), illustrated by Olive F. Openshaw
  8. We Do Love Mary Mouse (1950), illustrated by Olive F. Openshaw
  9. Welcome, Mary Mouse (1950), illustrated by Olive F. Openshaw
  10. Hurrah for Mary Mouse (1951), illustrated by Olive F. Openshaw
  11. A Prize for Mary Mouse (1951), illustrated by Olive F. Openshaw
  12. Mary Mouse and Her Bicycle (1952), illustrated by Olive F. Openshaw
  13. Mary Mouse and the Noah's Ark (1952), illustrated by Olive F. Openshaw
  14. Mary Mouse to the Rescue (1954), illustrated by Olive F. Openshaw
  15. Mary Mouse in Nursery Rhyme Land (1955), illustrated by Olive F. Openshaw
  16. A Day with Mary Mouse (1956), illustrated by Frederick White
  17. Mary Mouse and the Garden Party (1957), illustrated by Frederick White
  18. Mary Mouse Goes to the Fair (1958), illustrated by Frederick White
  19. Mary Mouse Has a Wonderful Idea (1959), illustrated by Frederick White
  20. Mary Mouse Goes to Sea (1960), illustrated by Frederick White
  21. Mary Mouse Goes Out for the Day (1961), illustrated by Frederick White
  22. Fun with Mary Mouse (1962), illustrated by R. Paul-Hoye
  23. Mary Mouse and the Little Donkey (1964), illustrated by R. Paul-Hoye

References[edit]

  1. ^ British Children's Fiction in the Second World War by Owen Dudley Edwards, Edinburgh University Press, 2008
  2. ^ Little Strip Books