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Eve Titus (1922–2002)

Author of Anatole

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About the Author

Children's author Eve Titus created the characters of Basil of Baker Street and Anatole. Basil, a mouse private detective in the Victorian age, was the subject of Walt Disney's The Great Mouse Detective. An animated adaptation was also made based on Anatole, a heroic and resourceful French mouse. show more (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by Eve Titus

Anatole (1956) — Author — 875 copies
Basil of Baker Street (1958) 648 copies
Anatole and the Cat (1957) 333 copies
Basil in Mexico (1976) 215 copies
Anatole and the Toyshop (1970) 193 copies
Basil and the Pygmy Cats (1971) 188 copies
Basil and the Lost Colony (1964) 182 copies
Anatole over Paris. (1961) 138 copies
Anatole and the Piano (1966) 138 copies
Basil in the Wild West (1982) 105 copies
Anatole and the Poodle (1965) 32 copies
Anatole in Italy (1973) 32 copies
Anatole and the Robot (1814) 31 copies

Associated Works

The Great Mouse Detective [1986 film] (1986) — Original book — 354 copies
Basil and the Big Cheese Cook-Off (2018) — Creator — 37 copies
Basil and the Royal Dare (2019) — Creator — 30 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 2, October 1976 (1976) — Contributor — 3 copies


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This was an enjoyable story. A good introduction to mysteries as well as being an early chapter book for emergent readers.
MarySchubert | 15 other reviews | Nov 20, 2023 |
Anatole the mouse rescues his dear friend Juliette, a pregnant poodle who was kidnapped. Fantastic illustrations by Paul Galdone.
MrsBond | 1 other review | Jun 27, 2023 |
First sentence: Miniature cats! Breathes there, in all the world, a mouse who is not stirred by those two words? Did the miniature monsters actually exist? Our leading mouse scientists were not certain, but they all believed the answer would be found in the Orient.

Premise/plot: This one was originally titled Basil and the Pygmy Cats. (It's being rebranded/republished as Basil and the Cave of Cats. On this one Basil and Dr. David Q. Dawson go traveling the world. There are two sub-stories--they are out to help a friend/ruler get his kingdom back AND to solve the so-called mystery of if miniature cats ever existed.

My thoughts: I thought this one was lacking in mystery, lacking as a detective story. It's like the series has taken a turn from being a detective story with a traditional detective and turned into a archaeological quest. This one was 99% world-building. That sounds like it would be a good thing. But imagine it more as an encyclopedia type of world-building. Readers are essentially getting a text-book education on mouse lore that is thousands of years old. Was I interested? Not really. It requires a LOT of suspension of disbelief. Like mice traveling the globe; mice ruling countries. It was just a little too much for me to really enjoy. I much preferred the idea of a mouse living in a mouse town in the cellar of Sherlock Holmes' residence.
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blbooks | 3 other reviews | Jun 1, 2023 |
First sentence: In all France there was no mouse more honored or respected than Anatole. He was very proud of his job as Cheese Taster at the factory of M'sieu Duval. Nobody knew that he was not a man but a mouse, not even M'sieu Duval, for he did his work after the others went home.

Premise/plot: Anatole is Vice President in charge of tasting all the cheese. (What a job!) But his job security--and his life--is threatened by the presence of an unexpected cat in the factory. The owner has a cat that is, well, stubborn. Anatole writes M. Duval and tells him the cat must go or he will. If the boss can't keep his cat under control, maybe just maybe Anatole can bell that cat!

My thoughts: These two Anatole books are AWESOME. I really loved both books. I adore the illustrations. Highly recommended.
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blbooks | 8 other reviews | May 30, 2023 |



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