Get Fast, Free Shipping with Amazon Prime & FREE Returns
Return this item for free
  • Free returns are available for the shipping address you chose. You can return the item for any reason in new and unused condition: no shipping charges
  • Learn more about free returns.
FREE delivery Wednesday, June 1 if you spend $25 on items shipped by Amazon. Order within 2 hrs 34 mins
Only 8 left in stock (more on the way).
As an alternative, the Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app.
[{"displayPrice":"$17.99","priceAmount":17.99,"currencySymbol":"$","integerValue":"17","decimalSeparator":".","fractionalValue":"99","symbolPosition":"left","hasSpace":false,"showFractionalPartIfEmpty":true,"offerListingId":"8I0zwVvkT1mDay0jQz0rpt50pjDVhx6TL39end%2FFuyeznlEldgoAy7%2FetPPQ6koG%2FI3Q0PKMLmBzKPwiZtfJV%2FMFhxg0WHKCdSCp4cm8pVI6hwQYmElhydkSg%2BCjC4FDlEdFHtE9QTk%3D","locale":"en-US","buyingOptionType":"NEW"},{"displayPrice":"$1.75","priceAmount":1.75,"currencySymbol":"$","integerValue":"1","decimalSeparator":".","fractionalValue":"75","symbolPosition":"left","hasSpace":false,"showFractionalPartIfEmpty":true,"offerListingId":"8I0zwVvkT1mDay0jQz0rpt50pjDVhx6TiHQebPh8el5YxrASqYbWKeJ3G%2BpC35Mkw41ontY5G7dQwFJX3TnWohOHsk6RmE3Xqfnq%2BZVNdmRpO3miF4QAm8izBJq8HShKhFa0IhxlADWdRD6MBRY8jiEo6C52sGliasZwB3kmtMsj%2BDEhZRh9hdKRzZD6AZvB","locale":"en-US","buyingOptionType":"USED"}]
$$17.99 () Includes selected options. Includes initial monthly payment and selected options. Details
Price
Subtotal
$$17.99
Subtotal
Initial payment breakdown
Shipping cost, delivery date, and order total (including tax) shown at checkout.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from
Amazon.com
Sold by
Amazon.com
Ships from
Amazon.com
Sold by
Amazon.com
Return policy: Eligible for Return, Refund or Replacement within 30 days of receipt
This item can be returned in its original condition for a full refund or replacement within 30 days of receipt.
Support: Free Amazon product support included
What's Product Support?
In the event your product doesn’t work as expected, or you’d like someone to walk you through set-up, Amazon offers free product support over the phone on eligible purchases for up to 90 days.
To access this option, go to Your Orders and choose Get product support.
Geraldine, The Music Mous... has been added to your Cart
$3.98 delivery June 6 - 10. Details
Or fastest delivery June 2 - 7. Details
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc...
Share
Have one to sell?
Other Sellers on Amazon
Added
$19.89
& FREE Shipping
Sold by: Book Depository US
Sold by: Book Depository US
(931465 ratings)
90% positive over last 12 months
In stock.
Usually ships within 2 to 3 days.
Shipping rates and Return policy
Added
$19.14
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: TheWorldShopUSA
Sold by: TheWorldShopUSA
(4140 ratings)
85% positive over last 12 months
Only 10 left in stock - order soon.
Shipping rates and Return policy
Added
$23.52
& FREE Shipping
Sold by: GrandEagleRetail
Sold by: GrandEagleRetail
(3991 ratings)
90% positive over last 12 months
Only 3 left in stock - order soon.
Shipping rates and Return policy
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Kindle app logo image

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

Geraldine, The Music Mouse Hardcover – Picture Book, May 3, 2016

4.7 out of 5 stars 52 ratings

Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Hardcover, Picture Book
$17.99
$13.99 $1.75

Enhance your purchase


The Father's Day Books Gift Guide

Frequently bought together

  • Geraldine, The Music Mouse
  • +
  • Swimmy
Total price:
To see our price, add these items to your cart.
One of these items ships sooner than the other.
Choose items to buy together.

Editorial Reviews

Review

“A worthy successor to Frederick.” —The Horn Book Magazine

“[A] good choice for story hour.” —
School Library Journal

About the Author

Leo Lionni, an internationally known designer, illustrator, and graphic artist, was born in Holland and lived in Italy until he came to the United States in 1939. He was the recipient of the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was honored posthumously in 2007 with the Society of Illustrators’ Lifetime Achievement Award. His picture books are distinguished by their enduring moral themes, graphic simplicity and brilliant use of collage, and include four Caldecott Honor Books: Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse. Hailed as “a master of the simple fable” by the Chicago Tribune, he died in 1999 at the age of 89.

Virtual lessons for curious minds
Amazon Explore Browse now

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Knopf Books for Young Readers (May 3, 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0394842383
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0394842387
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 3 - 7 years
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ AD630L
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ Preschool - 2
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 14.4 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 9.06 x 0.31 x 11 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 52 ratings

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

author spotlight

“From time to time, from the endless flow of our mental imagery, there emerges unexpectedly something that, vague though it may be, seems to carry the promise of a form, a meaning, and, more important, an irresistible poetic charge.”—Leo Lionni

Leo Lionni wrote and illustrated more than 40 highly acclaimed children’s books. He received the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was a four-time Caldecott Honor Winner—for Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse. Leo Lionni died in October of 1999 at his home in Tuscany, Italy, at the age of 89.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

“Of all the questions I have been asked as an author of children’s books, the most frequent one, without doubt, has been ‘How do you get your ideas?’ Most people seem to think that getting an idea is both mysterious and simple. Mysterious, because inspiration must come from a particular state of grace with which only the most gifted souls are blessed. Simple, because ideas are expected to drop into one’s mind in words and pictures, ready to be transcribed and copied in the form of a book, complete with endpapers and cover. The word get expresses these expectations well. Yet nothing could be further from the truth.

“It is true that, from time to time, from the endless flow of our mental imagery, there emerges unexpectedly something that, vague though it may be, seems to carry the promise of a form, a meaning, and, more important, an irresistible poetic charge. The sense of instant recognition with which we pull this image into the full light of our consciousness is the initial impulse of all creative acts. But, though it is important, it produces no more than the germ of an idea. Each book, at the birth of its creative history, has such a moment. Some are fortunate enough to have, from the outset, a strongly identified hero, one with an inescapable destiny. Others are blessed with a promising beginning, or perhaps with the vision of an ending (which means working backwards to a surprise opening). Others stem from a clearly articulated conflict situation. Sometimes, I must admit, the motivations of a book may be found in a sudden, unreasonable urge to draw a certain kind of crocodile. And it may even happen that in the dark of our minds there appears, out of nowhere, a constellation of words that has the bright, arrogant solidity of a title. Only last night I was jolted out of a near-slumber by the words the mouse that didn’t exist. I am sure that, temporarily tucked away in my memory, they will eventually become the title of a story for which as yet I have no idea.

“To shape and sharpen the logic of a story, to tighten the flow of events, ultimately to define the idea in its totality, is much like a game of chess. In the light of overall strategy, each move is the result of doubts, proposals, and rejections, which inevitably bring to mind the successes or failures of previous experiences.

“Inspirational raptures may happen, but most books are shaped through hard, disciplined work. Creative work, to be sure, because its ingredients come from the sphere of the imaginary. But the manipulation of these ingredients requires much more than mere inclination or talent. It is an intricate process in which the idea slowly takes form, by trial and error, through detours and side roads, which, were it not for the guidance of professional rigor, would lead the author into an inextricable labyrinth of alternatives.

“And so, to the question ‘How do you get your ideas?’ I am tempted to answer, unromantic though it may sound, ‘Hard work.’ ”

Leo Lionni has gained international renown for his paintings, graphic designs, illustrations, and sculpture, as well as for his books for children. He was born in Holland in 1910 of Dutch parents, and although his education did not include formal art courses (in fact, he has a doctorate in economics from the University of Genoa), he spent much of his free time as a child in Amsterdam’s museums, teaching himself to draw.

Lionni’s business training gradually receded into the background as his interest in art and design grew. Having settled in Milan soon after his marriage in 1931, he started off by writing about European architecture for a local magazine. It was there that he met the contacts who were to give him a start as a professional graphic designer. When he moved to America in 1939, Lionni was hired by a Philadelphia advertising agency as art director. Later he became design director for the Olivetti Corporation of America, and then art director for Fortune magazine. At the same time, his reputation as an artist flourished as he began to exhibit his paintings and drawings in galleries from New York to Japan.

Lionni launched his career as an author/illustrator of books for children in 1959. Originally developed from a story he had improvised for his grandchildren during a dull train ride, Little Blue and LittleYellow was the first of what is now a long list of children’s picture books, including four Caldecott Honor Books.

Customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7 out of 5
52 global ratings

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on October 27, 2021
Reviewed in the United States on January 17, 2022
Reviewed in the United States on June 16, 2021
Reviewed in the United States on November 18, 2013
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on April 9, 2016
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on April 9, 2019
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on February 9, 2017
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on June 26, 2018

Top reviews from other countries

Vivi Figueira
5.0 out of 5 stars Uma fábula sobre música
Reviewed in Brazil on November 10, 2019
Customer image
Vivi Figueira
5.0 out of 5 stars Uma fábula sobre música
Reviewed in Brazil on November 10, 2019
Livro em inglês. Não há versão traduzida.

Geraldine é uma ratinha que um dia encontra um queijo parmesão enorme, então pede ajuda aos amigos para leva-lo à sua morada. Como pagamento a essa ajuda ela rói grandes pedaços do queijo e dá a seus amigos ratinhos, e com isso descobre um grande rato de queijo no interior da grande peça. Ela rói o queijo até descobrir toda a escultura. Quando vai dormir o grande rato de queijo toca música, e Geraldine fica maravilhada por conhecer esta arte que ela só conhecia pelo nome. Toda noite a música acontece até que um dia há falta de comida onde vivem e seus amigos dizem que precisam comer o queijo/estátua. O final é um desfecho lindo e uma valorização desta expressão artística, de aprendizado e sentimento.

Mais um livro encantador deste artista que criou estas lindas fábulas na década de 60/70 e que continuam atualíssimas.
Images in this review
Customer image Customer image Customer image Customer image Customer image Customer image
Customer imageCustomer imageCustomer imageCustomer imageCustomer imageCustomer image
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Amazon カスタマー
5.0 out of 5 stars 満足です
Reviewed in Japan on May 21, 2016