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Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young [in What Do I Read Next? Multicultural Literature]

Seven Blind MiceSix of the seven blind mice identity the parts of an elephant – the leg, the trunk, the tusk, etc. – never realizing that these parts make up a whole. Not until the seventh blind mouse explores the “something” as a whole being do the rest of the mice finally “see” the elephant.

Leave it to the prodigiously talented Ed Young to add a clever twist on an original Indian fable in which seven blind men identify the parts of an elephant without ever realizing the whole animal. Young’s version also won him a 1993 Caldecott Honor.

Review: “Asian American Titles,” What Do I Read Next? Multicultural Literature, Gale Research, 1997

Readers: Children

Published: 1992


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