The Mouse That Roared by Leonard Wibberley.
Little, Brown and Company: Boston, 1955.
Originally published in The Saturday Evening Post 1954.

The Mouse That Roared is a political satire regarding the arms race. A tiny country in Europe sues the United States because a U.S. wine company markets a product with a similar name as the one major export of Grand Fenwick. When U.S. officials ignore the complaint thinking it a joke, Grand Fenwick decides to attack the United States. Under strange and ridiculous circumstances, the Grand Fenwick forces take a bomb hostage. Grand Fenwick's simple solution to the arms race is interesting, and the details of the story are funny in their ridiculousness. There are sequels to the story that I have not read. However, my family has watched the movie The Mouse That Roared and its sequel The Mouse on the Moon (courtesy of Netflix). The Mouse on the Moon was particularly funny as a movie. The Mouse That Roared was better as a book.


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