The Umbrella Mouse (Paperback)
  • The Umbrella Mouse (Paperback)
  • The Umbrella Mouse (Paperback)
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The Umbrella Mouse (Paperback) The Umbrella Mouse (Paperback) The Umbrella Mouse (Paperback)

The Umbrella Mouse (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 02/05/2019
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Inspired by the true stories of animals in the Second World War, The Umbrella Mouse follows furry hero Pip, as she undertakes a perilous journey across Europe in search of her family, aided by a courageous band of resistance fighters, known as Noah’s Ark. A daring, heart-stopping story of courage and comradeship in conflict, that is stunningly brought to life with illustrations by Storm’s Sam Usher.

Our Children's Book of the Month for June 2019

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.

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 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.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529003970
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'An ambitious and wonderfully well-achieved first novel.' - Michael Morpurgo 

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

'Brims with courage, friendship and adventure.' - Bookseller



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Gavin Hetherington

“A Little Mouse Can Make a Big Difference”

Firstly, thank you to Pan Macmillan for an ARC of this book. I had not heard anything about this before picking it up, and I'm glad I read it.

The story follows Pip who is a small mouse who lives with her mother... More

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“Wonderful animal adventure set in WW2”

Follow a courageous, fierce and loyal mouse as her adventures change; from night-time exploring round a comfy home while her parents sleep, to battling with a resistance army of unlikely comrades as an orphan in... More

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Holly at Exeter Roman Gate

“A wonderful animal story set in WW2 - destined to be a classic - full of adventure, friendship and bravery”

It’s 1944 and Pip Hanway’s life is changed forever when her home - an umbrella shop in London - is destroyed by a bomb.

Frightened and alone, Pip, who is a young mouse, begins a journey to find a new home. On her way... More

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