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Umbrella Mouse to the Rescue is out today with Macmillan Children’s

We are thrilled that the sequel to the bestselling, highly acclaimed The Umbrella Mouse is out now! Anna Fargher’s stunning new adventure Umbrella Mouse to the Rescue hits the shelves today with Macmillan Children’s Books.

A breathtaking story of bravery, friendship and fighting for what you believe in, Umbrella Mouse to the Rescue is the eagerly anticipated sequel to Anna Fargher’s bestselling and award-winning The Umbrella Mouse, based on the true stories of the heroic animals caught in the conflict of WWII.

Young mouse Pip Hanway is in France as she continues fighting for the French Resistance group Noah’s Ark: a secret gang of animals operating beneath the feet of human soldiers, whose aim is to liberate France and secure the victory of the Allies. Determined to reach her ancestral home of the Umbrella Museum in Italy, Pip hopes she can find long-lost family and a home. But as Pip makes the perilous journey through occupied territory, she soon realizes that danger comes from all sides and that the enemy is all around, and she does everything she can to fight for her friends.

Beautifully illustrated by Sam Usher, Pip will take you on an incredible journey through a war that reaches even the smallest of creatures.

Called ‘ambitious and wonderfully well-achieved’ by Michael Morpurgo, and ‘a spellbinding tale’ by Gill Lewis, The Umbrella Mouse was released last year to resplendent praise. It went on to be Waterstones’ Book of the Month in June and quickly hit the children’s bestseller charts, where it remained for the entire month. Later in the year it won the prestigious Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Award.

Anna Fargher was raised in a creative hub on the Suffolk coast by an artist and a ballet teacher. She read English Literature at Goldsmiths before working in the British art world and opening her own gallery.

The Umbrella Mouse was her first book, which she wrote on her iPhone notepad during her daily commute on the London Underground. Anna lives between London and Suffolk.

We’re so pleased that Pip’s much anticipated follow-up adventure is finally here – huge congratulations, Anna! Umbrella Mouse to the Rescue can be found in shops everywhere, but look out for a special, limited edition from Waterstones.