BEGIN,MARY JANE. ORIGINAL ART: PORCUPINE MOUSE / MOTHER MOUSE SAYING GOODBYE . Offered here is a wonderful watercolor from the Porcupine Mouse published by Wm. Morrow in 1988. The image measures 6" wide x 3 1/2" high done on art paper 8 1/4 x 5" and it signed. The image shows Mother Mouse saying goodbye to her two children. The notation indicates that it appears on page 6, captioned " 'Louie and Dan,' said Mama Mouse." Begin's work is exquisite - beautifully detailed and perfectly colored. Mary Jane Begin is a Rhode-Island-based award-winning illustrator whose work includes "The Wind in the Willows," "A Mouse Told His Mother", "Little Mouse's Painting", "Before I Go To Sleep", "The Porcupine Mouse", and "Jeremy's First Haircut". In 2005 she released "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" and "R is for Rhode Island Red". Her schooling included the Rhode Island School of Design, where she now teaches. She has won several awards and prizes including the Critici Erba Prize at the Bologna Book Fair and First Place, Juvenile Trade, at the New York Book Show.