The Umbrella Mouse

The Umbrella Mouse

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Paperback (02 May 2019) | English

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Synopsis

A timeless tale of courage, resistance and friendship, The Umbrella Mouse is a heart-stopping adventure drawing on the true stories of animals caught in the conflict of WWII, winner of the 2019 Sainsbury's Book Prize for Fiction and selected for Waterstones Book of the Month.

1944, and London is under attack. Young mouse Pip Hanway's safe and quiet world is turned upside down when her home, umbrella shop James Smith & Sons, is destroyed by a bomb. Orphaned and alone, she must begin a perilous quest to find a new home.

But the only way to get there is by joining Noah's Ark, a secret gang of animals fighting with the resistance in France, operating beneath the feet of the human soldiers. Danger is everywhere and as the enemy closes in, Pip must risk everything to save her new friends.

Beautifully illustrated by Sam Usher, Anna Fargher's debut novel takes you on an incredible journey through a war that reaches even the smallest of creatures.

'An ambitious and wonderfully well-achieved first novel' Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse.

'A spellbinding tale of bravery and hope, where courage is found in the smallest of heroes' Gill Lewis, author of Sky Hawk.

About the Publisher

Macmillan Children's Books

Macmillan Children's Books

We aim to be a publisher of books jam-packed with excitement, warmth and true child-appeal - from the brilliantly commercial to breathtaking classics of today and the future. Macmillan Children's Books is one of the the UK’s leading children’s publishers. The list includes Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, What the Ladybird Heard, Room on the Broom. Our licensed publishing includes Rastamouse, Poppy Cat, Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell, Bin Weevils and The Scouts Association. We publish high quality non fiction from The Science Museum books and Tony Robinson. Our fiction authors include the internationally bestselling Alyson Noel and Meg Cabot, the prize winning Frank Cottrell Boyce and award-winning Eva Ibbotson. Our heritage includes Dear Zoo, Peace at Last, Alice in Wonderland, Milly Molly Mandy, Just William, Enid Blyton and Judy Blume. Macmillan Children’s Books has won all major awards including the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals, the Blue Peter and Red House Awards.

Book information

ISBN: 9781529003970
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Imprint: Macmillan Children's Books
Pub date:
Edition: Paperback original
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 273
Weight: 272g
Height: 173mm
Width: 137mm
Spine width: 18mm