Tumtum and Nutmeg: A Circus Adventure by Emily Bearn

Tumtum and Nutmeg: A Circus Adventure

Written by Emily Bearn
Part of the Tumtum and Nutmeg Series

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Roll up, roll up! The charming and adventurous mice Nutmeg and Tumtum are back for a new set of enchanting escapades. This time, the mice get involved with a travelling circus which brings all the excitement of clowns, trapeze artists and much more. It is all very thrilling and leads the little mice into a new and unfamiliar world in which they must make some brave decisions of their own.

The LoveReading Comment:

Timeless, charming, gentle and yet wonderfully exciting the author has delivered yet another stirring treat for those who have already discovered the world of Tumtum and Nutmeg and for those who haven't yet discovered the compelling and adorable world of these wonderful mice then do whet your appetite now by reading the pre-publication extract available exclusively on Lovereading4kids. Think Beatrix Potter or Brambly Hedge crossed with The Borrowers except it's even better.


Tumtum and Nutmeg: A Circus Adventure by Emily Bearn

Another fabulous adventure in the Tumtum and Nutmeg series. Along with their old friend Mr Marchmouse and the two children Arthur and Lucy, the Nutmouses find themselves at the circus...


'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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240 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

4th October 2010




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