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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||23 April 2019 by Pan Macmillan
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||By Fargher, Anna
Illustrated by Usher, Sam
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||World War 1939-1945, Animal fiction, Survival - Juvenile fiction, Soldiers - Juvenile fiction, World War, 1939-1945 - Juvenile fiction
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.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||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 *
||Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)
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.