A curious wood mouse, Maurice decides to explore the opera house, which glimmers like a giant lantern from across the lawn. Lured by beautiful music, he sneaks in for a tour of the opera house’s rehearsals, wardrobe room, restaurant, and orchestra pit. The uninvited guest causes a great commotion, triggering a wild chase. Luckily, a gentle caretaker understands that even a little mouse can yearn for music.
Tuula Pere, Ph.D. in Law, was born in 1958 and lives in Helsinki, Finland. She is married and a mother of three. She worked earlier as a lawyer and as a senior executive in marketing and corporate communications in several large international industrial companies. After the business career, she started her doctoral studies at the Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki. Her doctoral dissertation (monograph) looked into the impact of the social and cultural shift in the 1960's and 1970's on the limits of the freedom of speech in the Finnish mass media. Simultaneously to her doctoral studies, Tuula Pere engaged in writing and publishing children’s books and poems. She has written and published some 30 children’s books, which have been translated into several languages.