Mouse Mansion: Sam and Julia
written by Karina Schaapman
Allen and Unwin | ISBN 9781743312995
Hardback – 60 pages
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Join Sam and Julia, two young mice who are very different but the best of friends, as they discover the spectacular world of the Mouse Mansion.
Julia lives on the sixth floor of Mouse Mansion in a tiny room with her mother. Julia is super curious and very stubborn. Whenever she gets bored she leaves the house and goes outside, looking for her best friend Sam. Sam lives in the middle of Mouse Mansion with his mum, dad, brothers and sisters. Sam is super shy and very well-behaved. But when he is with Julia, Sam finds himself doing things he normally wouldn't dare. The two mice are inseparable. And together they get up to all sorts of fun ...
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Karina Schaapman is a Dutch wife, mother and politician. Mouse Mansion is based on the real-life Mouse Mansion which was conceived and created by Karina. The mansion is made from cardboard boxes and papier-mache, and it has more than a hundred rooms, corridors and outdoor spaces. For the interior, Karina used vintage fabrics from the fifties, sixties and seventies plus various types of waste material.