Amos & Boris


Amos & Boris by Willam Steig tells the story of Amos the mouse who loves the sea. One day, Amos decides to build a boat, The Rodent, and he heads out into the waves. One night, Amos is so caught up in the beauty of the sea, he rolls right off of his boat into the waves! Just when Amos is coming to believe he can’t keep afloat any longer, a whale named Boris pops up and offers to take Amos home. During their journey, the mouse and the whale come to admire one another greatly and become close friends. Many years later, Boris gets caught in Hurricane Yetta and is thrown ashore where Amos lives. Amos finds his old friend stranded on the beach and is able to help Boris, just as he was helped so long ago.