International Rights

The Subway Mouse

  • ISBN 9780439952231, Paperback
  • 40 Pages | Ages 3 to 8
Award-winning author and illustrator Barbara Reid incorporates found objects into her acclaimed Plasticine art to create a glorious underground adventure featuring a little mouse on a big adventure.

Nib lives deep beneath the city, in a subway station the mice call Sweetfall. By day, the trains thunder past. At night, the old mice tell stories of the mythical land known as Tunnel's End, where the air is sweet and the nests are soft, but where scary, mouse-eating monsters roam. One day, Nib sets out on a quest to find Tunnel's End. Along the way he faces danger, finds a friend . . . and discovers a place more wonderful than he ever dreamed.

Rights Sold

Danish – Arvids, English (Asia) – Scholastic Asia, English (US) – Scholastic Inc., French (N. Amer.) – Éditions Scholastic, Indonesian – Mizan Pustaka, Korean – Kookmin Books, Lithuanian – Gimtasis Zotis, Portuguese (Brazil) – Melhoramentos,
Russian – AST Press/Hobbyteka, Ukrainian – Bohdan Books


  • Winner, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, 2004
  • Short-listed, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, 2004
  • Short-listed, Applied Arts Magazine, Complete book Category, 2004
  • Short-listed, OLA Blue Spruce Award, 2004
  • Short-listed, Governor General's Award for Children's Literature - Illustration, 2003
  • Commended, Children's Choice, International Reading Association, 2006
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2004
  • Commended, IBBY Canada, Outstanding Canadian Picture Book, 2003
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets, 2003