Author(s): Anna Fargher
An incredible journey of bravery and friendship about one mouse's fight to survive World War II.
1940. London is under attack. Young mouse, Pip Hanway's safe and quiet world is turned upside down when her home, James Smith & Sons umbrella shop, is destroyed by a bomb. Orphaned and alone, she must begin a perilous quest to find a new home.
But the only way to get there is by joining Noah's Ark, a secret gang of animals fighting the resistance in France, operating beneath the feet of the human soldiers. Danger is everywhere and as the enemy closes in, Pip must risk everything to save her new friends.
The Umbrella Mouse is a heart-stopping adventure that draws on the true stories of animals caught in the conflict of WWII. Beautifully illustrated by Sam Usher, Anna Fargher's debut novel is a timeless tale of courage, resistance and friendship.
Mim's Review - Follow young Pip as she treads her way through some of the perils of WWII. Told from the point of view of animals, this book melds together the facts and pain of war whilst filling you with hope for young Pip and the war effort.