... Mr. Longtail, Grandpapa Whiskers, Millie and Lulu Mouse, Sniffy and Flossy Mouse, and Old Grumpy Mouse use their ingenuity to create all kinds of shops out of the most unique things found in the barn and attic.
Everyone joins in on the Barn Party to celebrate the creation of their Grand Mouse House and The Spirit of Christmas.
Tommy Mouse tells his family and friends of his dream to build a Grand Mouse House in the Spirit of Christmas. “Oooo’s and Ahhh’s” fill the air, and all decide to jump into creating Tommy’s dream. Mr. & Mrs. Nibbles, Mr. & Mrs. Wigglenose, The Ratta Tatta Toohey Brass Band ...
antique horseshoe barrel, sewing machine drawer and medicine tin to a horseshoe nail box, kerosene lantern and wooden Japanese bucket.
All of the historic artifacts came from the attic and tool shed belonging to her in-laws of Palani Ranch. Using a jeweler's saw to craft miniature mice made of bass wood, Greenwell created, painted, collected and assembled a Christmas Village where mice are cooking, sewing, wreath making and candy making---imaginative vignettes that combine her passion for collecting miniature furniture along with her expertise as a Christmas-ornament maker.
On a visit to Hawaii to spend time with her dear friend, Martha Greenwell, SuZY conceived The Mouse House story, photographed Martha's Mouse House, and created the book. There is a lot of Christmastime joy in this book, and SuZY hopes it awakens the child in all of us at this time of year, rekindling the memories we hold dear...it's a story of a dream that became a reality...a perfect magical story for this Season!
Hawaii's famous miniature "Mouse House," built by Martha Greenwell, took over 8 years to finish. It spent 20 years in Honolulu at Christmas time on display for The Queen's Hospital Auxiliary's "Festival of Trees." It now resides in Kona, Hawaii on exhibit at the Isaacs Art Center at Hawaii Preparatory Academy over the Christmas Holidays.
The whimsical village features handmade wooden mouse characters in tiny settings that incorporate everything from an