A beautifully illustrated tale of a Venetian masked ball, and a mouse who slips in uninvited—how will the feline guests react to the intruder? In the deepest, darkest corner of Venice a lonely mouse called Marcello longs for the music and excitement of a masked ball, but there s just one problem. Marcello is not invited! But with a leap and a hop and a flick of his tail—and a rather cunning disguise—he bravely slips into the Grand Palace. It s a dangerous decision for a little mouse, to gatecrash a pussycat ball.