My children love mouse stories so much, they once decided to scatter crumbs about my house every evening specifically to make mice feel more welcome in our home. (I am sorry to say, reader, that it worked.) Since they were found out, they gave up their evening mouse feeding, but none of us has lessened our love for little stories with little mouse heroes.
Haley Stewart's The Pursuit of the Pilfered Cheese is a worthy successor to Beatrix Potter and Brambly Hedge. If you were wondering how it was possible to improve upon those stories, I'll tell you: mouse nuns. And a mouse abbey in G. K. Chesterton's floorboards. And characters that could have stepped out of a BBC miniseries of his books--if they BBC were ever to cast mice.
Here's a little more about the book, from the publisher:
Beneath the floorboards of G.K. Chesterton's home, a thrilling pursuit is about to unfold...When the prize cheese at the school fair goes missing, the sisters and students at Saint Wulfhilda's School need all their detective wits to solve the mystery. With some literary inspiration from their upstairs neighbors, can they crack the case--and save their school?
What's not to love, right? You can order The Pursuit of the Pilfered Cheese from the publisher, here—and even pre-order the next book in the series while you're at it!
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