You will never see war
the same way after reading this extraordinary retelling of an ancient Greek
fable about a tragically unnecessary battle between mice and frogs. This
miniature masterpiece ranks with Animal Farm as one of the greatest
parables of human foibles.
Originally published in
1962, The Battle of the Frogs and the Mice tells a classic tale of the
foolhardiness of war. When Crum-snatcher, a Mouse, cautiously mounts the back
of Puff-jaw, King of the Frogs, to explore the Frogs’ pond, the Mouse meets
with a disaster which soon brings the two nations into mortal conflict. The
course of this tempest in a teapot is developed with wit to assume heroic
proportions, and the battle of this small world becomes the story of wars
through the ages.
George Martin has made an
imaginative, free adaptation of a fable originally ascribed to Homer, but now
believed to have been written about three hundred years after him by an unknown
author. Download and start listening now!