Softcover has some shelfwear to edges. Front bottom right corner has become unlaminated. PO name inside. You can tell book has been read/loved by a child, but still has much life left. 117 pages. SoftCover Binding. Year: 1988. ISBN: 0. A Newberry Honor Book. With inimitable style, the story of a mouse, Abelard Hassam di Chirico Flint, who gets swept away in a driving rainstorm while rescuing his wife's scarf and winds up stranded on a river island for a year.