Tumtum and Nutmeg: A Christmas Adventure by Emily Bearn

Tumtum and Nutmeg: A Christmas Adventure

Written by Emily Bearn
Part of the Tumtum and Nutmeg Series

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It’s Christmastime and the loveable characters Tumtum and Nutmeg are back for a new set of adventures. When they hear bad news about Christmas they set off for the Toy Kingdom to make sure that everyone gets the happy Christmas they deserve. But a visit to Baron Toymouse goes horribly wrong. Tumtum and Nutmeg are chased by a terrifying pack of clockwork mice and Tumtum is captured by a lasso made of strawberry licorice! Luckily, all ends happily for the two daring little mice and their friends.

Lovereading comment:

If you’ve not met Tumtum and his wife Nutmeg yet, then your kids aged 6+ are seriously missing out. Tumtum and Nutmeg live in Nutmouse Hall, which is under the stairs at Rose Cottage. But, no one knows they’re there with the exception of the little children who live in terror of their father, Mr Mildew.

Click here for some tasty recipes that Nutmeg can't live without, from Fireside Flapjacks to Cinnamon Toast - Delicious and perfect for children to try their hand at cooking under the watchful eye of a grown-up!.


Tumtum and Nutmeg: A Christmas Adventure by Emily Bearn

It is winter at Rose cottage and Christmas is fast approaching. But for Arthur and Lucy Mildew they hold out little hope of receiving any presents. But Tumtum and Nutmeg have other ideas. Setting out for the house of Mr Toymouse, Tumtum and Nutmeg hope that he can spare a toy car and a box of magic tricks for Arthur and Lucy. But the crotchety old Toymouse who hoardes his wonderful collection of toys has other ideas, and when the Nutmouses appear at his front door they are in for a nasty surprise. Once again, General Marchmouse and his brother officers must ride to the rescue and save the day. But can they get the Nutmouses out of this tight scrape and will Arthur and Lucy get their presents in time for Chrismas morning? Find out as Emily Bearn serves up a delightful festive treat.


- The Times said: 'Bearn's style is as crisp and warm as a home-baked biscuit.'

About the Author

Emily Bearn

Emily Bearn was born in London, and has been a journalist since the age of 20 when she joined the staff of Harpers & Queen magazine. She then worked for a year as a diary reporter on The Times, before becoming a commissioning editor, and subsequently a senior interviewer, on the Sunday Telegraph. She became freelance in 2005 following the birth of her daughter, Freya.

The idea for the Tumtum and Nutmeg books was sparked one evening when, while feeding her baby in the kitchen, she saw two tiny mice scuttling across the floor, then disappearing behind the skirting next to the cooker. She started to wonder what sort of life the mice led behind the skirting board, and slowly the plot for the first Tumtum and Nutmeg book came to life.

She and her daughter live in Hammersmith, and still share their house with two (very helpful) mice.

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128 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

2nd November 2009




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