In Tumtum & Nutmeg, we met the two heroic mice who inhabit the broom cupboard of Rose Cottage. With charming writing, loveable characters, and gorgeous packaging, these three new stories make The Rose Cottage Tales every bit as delightful as the first book!
In A Seaside Surprise, Tumtum and Nutmeg accompany the children to the seaside. Lord Seamouse calls upon the heroic pair to find his belongings using a treasure map, but they'll have to first out-wit a wicked mouse named Purple Claw!
In A Christmas Adventure, the chimney is blocked, so Father Christmas can't deliver the children's presents. Tumtum and Nutmeg hatch a plan, but when things go awry, Christmas might be ruined...unless Nutmeg can save the day!
In A Circus Adventure, General Marchmouse "borrows" Arthur's toy circus, but the Silvermouse Circus is furious to find a rival in town. The ringmaster, Master Slither, kidnaps the General. Luckily, the Nutmouses come up with a dramatic rescue operation involving trapeze artist slugs and circus beetles.
Praise for Tumtum & Nutmeg An E.B. White Read Aloud Award Finalist A School Library Journal Best Book An NAPPA Gold Award Winner A Bank Street Children's Book Committee Outstanding Children's Book of the Year
"As satisfying as high tea, and a perfect choice for competent young readers."
"Charmingly old-fashioned but full of vigor...Bearn's neat, understated prose never missteps...Sweet but never saccharine."
Emily Bearn has worked as a staff writer for Harpers & Queen magazine, the Times, and the Sunday Telegraph. She lives with her daughter in London, England, where they share their home with two very helpful house mice.