Tumtum & Nutmeg: The Adventure Begins is the first of three short stories from Tumtum & Nutmeg: Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall. Tumtum and Nutmeg lead cozy and quiet lives, secretly looking after Arthur and Lucy, the disheveled human children of Rose Cottage, never dreaming that so many exciting adventures will soon find them. But when evil Aunt Ivy, a squeamish schoolteacher named Miss Short, and pirating pond rats threaten the safety of those they hold dear, the courageous pair will stop at nothing to save the day.
In this thrilling tale of daring and wit, Tumtum and Nutmeg -- along with veteran hero General Marchmouse, Ms. Tiptoe's bouncing ballerina army, and a team of caged gerbils -- prove that small mice can have big hearts.
Emily Bearn has worked as a staff writer for Harpers & Queen magazine, the Times, and the Sunday Telegraph. She lives with her daughter in London, England, where they share their home with two very helpful house mice.