In a magical world where mice of varying abilities are bought and sold as collectables to the highest bidder, young heroine Emiline dreams of being a world-class mousehunter. In pursuit of her dreams, she joins a high-seas adventure involving the dread mousehunting pirate Mousebeard and gets swept up in a whirlwind of betrayal and vengeance.
In The Curse of Mousebeard, Emiline and her companions are on the run from the law. The dastardly Isiah Lovelock is growing in power and only the pirate captain can stop him. To help Mousebeard, Emiline and friends must set off on a quest to free him of the curse that keeps him bound to the sea, never to set foot on dry land. Their adventure takes them to the mythical lost land of mice known as Norgammon, where readers are introduced to a wonderful collection of new mice (as well as some old favorites).
"The author's unique vision...matched by stronger writing chops make this second title in the energetic series a recommended pick for young readers in search of new worlds to explore."
"Action and adventure abound as plucky Emiline once again takes to the high seas...[in] the imaginative world that Milway has created."
—School Library Journal
Alex Milway currently lives in London and works in magazines, where he discovered his love of writing. He once had a run-in with a particularly deadly Sharpclaw Mouse but lived to tell the tale. The Mousehunter: The Curse of Mousebeard is the lively follow-up to his exciting debut novel for young readers, The Mousehunter.