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    Abel's Island is a 1976 novel by William Steig, about a mouse named Abel who gets stranded on an island. During a heavy rainstorm that interrupts a picnic, Abel is separated from his wife Amanda and swept down a river. Eventually he arrives on an island where he must fight for survival, fending off an owl, the cold weather and his loneliness. After a frog named Gower fails to help him, Abel swims across the river and makes a long journey home.