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The Umbrella Mouse

The Umbrella Mouse

One mouse's fight to survive WWII in an incredible journey of bravery and friendship, beautifully illustrated by Sam Usher.

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ISBN 9781529003970
Barcode 9781529003970
Published 23 April 2019 by Pan Macmillan
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Fargher, Anna
Illustrated by Usher, Sam
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ISBN-13 9781529003970
ISBN-10 1529003970
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan Children's Books
Publication Date 23 April 2019
International Publication Date 2 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Fargher, Anna
Illustrated by Usher, Sam
Category Adventure Stories
Animal Stories
Historical Fiction
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight 276g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress World War 1939-1945, Animal fiction, Survival - Juvenile fiction, Soldiers - Juvenile fiction, World War, 1939-1945 - Juvenile fiction
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 972604

Description of this Book

1940, 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 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. The Umbrella Mouse is a heart-stopping adventure that draws on the true stories of animals caught in the conflict of WWII. Beautifully illustrated by Sam Usher, Anna Fargher's debut novel is a timeless tale of courage, resistance and friendship.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Brims with courage, friendship and adventure * Bookseller * A spellbinding tale of bravery and hope, where courage is found in the smallest of heroes -- Gill Lewis, author of <i>Sky Hawk</i> An ambitious and wonderfully well-achieved first novel * Michael Morpurgo *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Raised in a creative hub on the Suffolk coast by an artist and a ballet dancer, Anna Fargher read English Literature at Goldsmiths before working in the British art world and opening her own gallery. The Umbrella Mouse is her first book, which she wrote on her iPhone notepad during her daily commute on the London Underground. She splits her time between London and Suffolk where she is often found exploring the coastline and marshlands under the huge East Anglian skies.

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