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Marcello Mouse and the Masked Ball
Marcello Mouse and the Masked Ball

Marcello Mouse and the Masked Ball


32 Pages, 8.5 x 10.5

Paperback Picture Book, $8.99 (US $8.99)

Publication Date: April 2012

ISBN 9780230703834

Rights: US

Pan Macmillan (Apr 2012)
Macmillan Children's Books

Available from local and national retailers throughout the US.


In the deepest, darkest corner of Venice a lonely mouse called Marcello longs for the music and excitement of a masked ball, but there’s just one problem. Marcello is not invited! But with a leap and a hop and a flick of his tail (and a rather cunning disguise) he bravely slips into the Grand Palace. A dangerous decision for a little mouse, to gatecrash a pussycat ball .

Author Biography

Julie Monks (Author) : Julie Monks was born and grew up in Nottinghamshire. She spent her childhood drawing, together with her sister, the illustrator Lydia Monks. Julie went on to study illustration at Kingston University in Surrey and has since written and illustrated many children’s books, including SNOW WHITE (Scholastic) written by Joyce Dunbar and WINTER MAGIC (Scholastic), winner of the Best British Illustration Award in the picture book category, 2004. Julie now lives in Paris and divides her time between writing, illustrating and teaching in various art schools. This is her first book for Macmillan.