Secrets at Sea

It’s the journey of a lifetime for a family of mice stowaways as they set sail for England in 1887, and so begin an unforgettable story of secrecy, squeaks and surprises! When the posh human family of Cranstons decide to go on a cruise to England in search of a husband for their awkward older daughter, the Cranston mice stow away in the luggage. It’s a decision that sends them on the scamper of their lives, as they sail into the world of titled humans, terrified mice and tantalising endings for all. Full of laughs, twists and near-misses (courtesy of the ship’s cat) – will our Cranston heroes squeak by, or topple entirely overboard?

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    Richard Peck won the Newbery Medal for A Year Down Yonder in 2001, and was awarded the ALA Margaret Edwards prize for contributions to Children’s Literature in 1990.

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