Cathedral mouse embarks on brand-new adventures

A wooden mouse carved into an altar rail in Chester Cathedral has sprung to life once again, embarking on a brand-new escapade, with an all new friend.

The young at heart amongst you will recall last Christmas, when a wooden mouse came to life, met a pig and a griffin – and set upon an adventure in the cathedral in a children’s book ‘Awesome Anselm.’

Anselm has returned once again in the book ‘Awesome Anselm and the Elephant’s Hooves’ written by Acting Dean of Chester Cathedral, Jane Brooke. This second ‘Anselm’ book has been fully illustrated by artist Patricia Faraday.
The book reads: “In the silent, moonlit cathedral, the little carved brown mouse went ‘Atishoo, atishoo, atishoo.’ His adventures continue when he and the pig and the griffin meet the elephant with horse’s hooves.”
‘Awesome Anselm and the Elephant’s Hooves’ is a book for 3-6 year olds, and is on sale now in the Cathedral Gift Shop.

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