9. The bond between the boy and his grandmother
When the (unnamed) narrator, a seven-year-old boy, is turned into a tiny mouse by the witches, we wonder how he will survive. We’re also left to question if the boy’s relationship with his caring Norwegian grandmother will endure, because, after all – who would want to look after a mouse?! Against all odds, the strong-willed grandmother cares for the boy and ensures his new mousy life is as easy as possible, and they both live the rest of their days together, albeit bittersweetly.