Worcester nursing-home resident shares magic world in children’s books – Worcester Telegram


WORCESTER – As Michael Schildcrout lies in bed at night in a nursing facility breathing with the aid of a respirator, his head is filled with adventures of Mousie and Lousie, two human-like mice that he writes about, patiently typing their endless escapades one letter at a time with only one finger.

At 74, Mr. Schildcrout, a physicist, keeps his mind active at the Wingate at Worcester, where he has lived nearly five years, with his passion for writing children’s books. His first book, “The Adventures of Mousie and Lousie,” published in 2015 when he was 72, is a collection of 15 short stories and is available on Amazon. His second, “Mousie and Lousie Return to Mars,” is a short story continuing their adventures and is available digitally on Amazon and barnesandnoble.com with the paperback version coming soon, he…



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