Tumtum and Nutmeg: A Seaside Adventure by Emily Bearn

Tumtum and Nutmeg: A Seaside Adventure

Written by Emily Bearn
Part of the Tumtum and Nutmeg Series

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Widely loved for their charming nature and warm-hearted adventures, Tumtum and Nutmeg embark on their most daring trip yet. This time the two little mice are off to the seaside. They are going to keep an eye on Arthur and Lucy who are going to stay with their uncle. When the mice come across a doll’s house and a treasure map all kinds of excitements unfold...


Tumtum and Nutmeg: A Seaside Adventure by Emily Bearn

Tumtum and Nutmeg are leaving the confines of Nutmouse Hall and voyaging on their most challenging adventure yet...at the seaside! Arthur and Lucy are going to stay with their Uncle, and Nutmeg is determined to keep an eye on the children while they are away. But of course they won't be alone as General Marchmouse decides to join the fun. And soon The General gets his wish as the mice find that their new friend, Lord Seamouse, needs their help. Together they must set out on an adventure to regain his lost treasure and stop his enemy, Purple Claw, from getting to it first.


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

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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224 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

5th April 2010




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