Tumtum and Nutmeg: The First Adventure, Paperback Book

Tumtum and Nutmeg: The First Adventure Paperback

Part of the Tumtum and Nutmeg series


It's The Borrowers meets The Wind in the Willows. Enter the world of Tumtum and Nutmeg for a wonderfully enchanting story full of warmth and humour.

In the broom cupboard of a small dwelling called Rose Cottage, stands a house fit for a mouse - well, two mice actually.

A house made of pebblestone, with gables on the windows and turrets peeking out of the roof.

A house with a ballroom, a billiard room, a banqueting room, a butler's room and a drawing room.

The house belongs to Mr and Mrs Nutmouse, or Tumtum and Nutmeg as they affectionately call each other. Tumtum and Nutmeg have a wonderful life but the children who live in Rose Cottage, Arthur and Lucy, are miserable.

So, one day Tumtum and Nutmeg decide to cheer them up . . . Tumtum repairs the electric heater in the attic where the children sleep and Nutmeg darns the children's clothes.

Arthur and Lucy are delighted and think a Fairy of Sorts is looking after them.

But then Aunt Ivy with her green eyelids and long arms arrives.

She hates mice and hatches a plan to get rid of them.

Soon Tumtum and Nutmeg are no longer safe to venture out . . . Tumtum and Nutmeg: The First Adventure is a miniature masterpiece that will be loved by generations to come.

Emily Bearn's distinctive, classic writing style and Nick Price's delightful illustrations combine to make this series a future classic.

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


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Egmont UK Ltd
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  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9781405233866

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