It is October 31st. The orange harvest moon has no moonbeams. In the stables, horses feel uneasy when scary creatures appear in the night sky. Four kittens are born. One is abandoned by her mother because she is not suitably dressed in black for a Halloween ride on a broomstick. A loving horse rescues the tiny creature, no bigger than a mouse, and she is named the Mousecat. The Mousecat has most unusual eyes, which enable the strangest, scariest, and most wonderful things to happen when she goes on her own Halloween sky ride with the Moonicorns and moonicorn fairies. How could it be possible for such a tiny creature to experience so much in one dark, dark night? Could this amazing adventure be a dream? Maybe, but the next night, the moon notices the bow of a violin near a pumpkin patch. An old skeleton, in his hurry to reach his coffin before sunrise, had dropped the bow. People and animals also noticed it, and left it there. A year later, after the next Halloween night, it was gone. A sequel to The Moonicorn Fairies, this book once again combines fact and fantasy using Classical music, storytelling, and art.
About the Author
Heather MacLean uses colourful illustrations and descriptive text to bring to life an exciting and terrifying night of adventure involving the Moonicorns (unicorns that live on the moon), the Moonicorn fairies, earth horses, witches, wizards, black cats, pumpkins, skeletons, and... one tiny, abandoned, mouse-sized kitten with magic in her eyes. Through this delightful story, children will appreciate a famous Classical music piece while developing listening and reading skills. As a shared activity with parents, teachers and caregivers, children can expand their vocabulary, communication, musical knowledge, and imagination through art.