The Tale of the Castle Mice by Michael Bond
  

The Tale of the Castle Mice

Written by Michael Bond
Illustrated by Emily Sutton

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This riches to rags to riches again story is utterly charming. Mr and Mrs Mice and their thirteen children live happily in a dolls’ house in a grand castle; apart from having one wall missing, their house is rather grand too, with plenty of room for them all. In Emily Sutton’s gorgeous illustrations their home is full of little details that will fascinate young readers; not since Beatrix Potter either, have mice looked so fine, and yet so very mouse-like, in smart hats and coats. The adventure unfolds perfectly over the length of the book as the mice lose their home, but happily regain it, and there’s a lovely rhythm to the story, told with such apparent ease and so much skill by Michael Bond. A treat! ~ Andrea Reece

Synopsis

The Tale of the Castle Mice by Michael Bond

The Earl's Castle is home to a magnificent doll's house, and inside lives a family of mice. Mr and Mrs Perk and their thirteen children live happily together and work hard to maintain their splendid home. But one day their beloved doll's house is taken away...

Full of humour and warmth, this nostalgic tale by Michael Bond, the author of Paddington Bear, and is brought to life with exquisite detail by Emily Sutton.

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This riches to rags to riches again story is utterly charming. Mr and Mrs Mice and their thirteen children live happily in a dolls

; apart from having one wall missing, their house is rather grand too, with plenty of room for them all. In Emily Sutton's gorgeous illustrations their home is full of little details that will fascinate young readers; not since Beatrix Potter either, have mice looked so fine, and yet so very mouse-like, in smart hats and coats. The adventure unfolds perfectly over the length of the book as the mice lose their home, but happily regain it, and there's a lovely rhythm to the story, told with such apparent ease and so much skill by Michael Bond. A treat! -- Andrea Reece, Lovereading4Kids http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/13240/The-Tale-of-the-Castle-Mice-by-Michael-Bond.html

About the Author

Michael Bond

Michael Bond 13 Jan 1926 - 28 June 2017. Born in Newbury, Berkshire, England he was educated at Presentation College, Reading. During World War II Michael Bond served in both the Royal Air Force and the Middlesex Regiment of the British Army. He began writing in 1945 and sold his first short story to a magazine called London Opinion. This experience helped him decide that he wanted to be a writer.

After the first Paddington book was accepted, Michael Bond went on to write a whole series and by 1967 his books were so successful that that he was able to give up his job with the BBC in order to become a full-time writer.

In 2015, Michael was awarded a CBE for his services to children’s literature, to add to the OBE he received in 1997. Michael celebrated his 90th birthday in January 2016. He is married with two adult children and lives in London, not far from Paddington Station.

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Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Michael Bond
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Author's Website

www.paddington.com/gb/home/

Publisher

Red Fox Picture Books an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

6th April 2017

ISBN

9781782954019

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