The Amazing Adventures of Freddie Whitemouse by Elizabeth Jane Howard
  

Synopsis

The Amazing Adventures of Freddie Whitemouse by Elizabeth Jane Howard

From the much-loved author of the Cazalet Chronicles comes Elizabeth Jane Howard's first children's book, The Amazing Adventures of Freddie Whitemouse, following the magical journey of a mouse who wishes to be anything but himself. The trouble was that Freddie really did not like being a mouse. 'It's just a phase,' his mother said, but it wasn't ...Little Freddie Whitemouse, of No.16, Skirting Board West, simply hates being a mouse. Mice are terribly small, frightened of everything, and aren't allowed to have any fun at all. Instead, he longs to be a fierce tiger, king of the jungle floor; or someone's treasured dog, able to run and play all day. So when a sorcerer toad hears Freddie's pleas and offers his assistance, there is really little else Freddie could ask for. So as not to make any rash decisions, Freddie agrees to spend a week as each animal. But what will he discover on his amazing adventure? And will he ever want to be just a plain old mouse again?

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Emotionally powerful as well as entertaining ... This elegant edition, embellished with stylish chapter heads, tells the story of discontented Freddie Whitemouse, who lives in a skirting board with his large family and wants to be anything but a mouse Sunday Times - Children's Book of the Week The writing is beautiful throughout, displaying a pleasing gentility and building to a genuinely heart-warming conclusion Financial Times

About the Author

The late Elizabeth Jane Howard was the author of fourteen highly acclaimed novels. The Cazalet Chronicles - The Light Years, Marking Time, Confusion, Casting Off and All Change - have become established as modern classics and have been adapted for a major BBC television series and most recently for BBC Radio 4. In 2002 Macmillan published Elizabeth Jane Howard's autobiography, Slipstream. In that same year she was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
144 pages
Interest Age: From 6

Author

Elizabeth Jane Howard
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Publisher

Mantle an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

6th October 2016

ISBN

9781447293453


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