Markus Mouse by Maria Majewska

I’ve been enjoying looking at Maria Majewska’s illustrations of Markus Muis se Nuwe Huis ( Marcus Mouse’s New House). I like the way she uses pattern and treats all surfaces with equal attention.  And I like how she draws everything with such respect for what it is.


The story is about Marcus Mouse’s search for a comfortable home.  He starts off in his overcrowded family home:


I love this image of the Cat’s eye peering in at the mouse family:


But Markus has some trouble finding a safe home.  He tries an owls nest:


Somebody’s slipper:



And a lot of other places, including a heap of dolls:


Until at last, he finds a place that feels right:



And he snuggles down in his bed of newspaper shreds:


Well, its late and I’m yawning.  Good night.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. K.L.Taylor
    Jan 13, 2016 @ 21:55:58

    I LOVE Maria Majewska illustrations of mice. Wish she could illustrate my book cause I am a good artist.

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