Hillary Dionne is a nature photographer who lives on beautiful Big Tancook Island, surrounded by all the wonders of the natural world. Her gallery is open seasonally in an old building that used to be a general store. One summer she noticed that a particularly handsome and fearless mouse had moved in. Hillary allowed him to stay and looked forward to seeing him on and off throughout the summer. He became known as Gallery Mouse, and before long the two had developed a special relationship with one another.
Hillary found herself inspired to work with mice in order to create a colourful book about Gallery Mouse's life in and around the gallery.
T he photos in the book haven't been manipulated or enhanced in any way. The mice in the photos are real, wild animals that were not harmed or forced into any situations they weren't comfortable with. Their outdoor antics were all natural and their indoor poses were encouraged by offerings of the occasional dollop of peanut butter...placed strategically in whatever setting Hillary wished to capture a picture.