Tumtum and Nutmeg

Tumtum and Nutmeg

Book - 2008
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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, elasticey 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 is a miniature masterpiece that will be loved by generations to come.
Publisher: London, UK. : Egmont, c2008
ISBN: 9781405233866
Branch Call Number: j BEA NVD
Characteristics: 256 p. : ill. ; 18 cm
Additional Contributors: Price, Nick (Nicholas R.)
Alternative Title: Tumtum & Nutmeg


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Feb 27, 2018

I adore this series. Two stories are presented, the mice and their adventures as well as the humans and their story. The children have lost their mother and the mice decide to take care of them by darning their socks and other such tasks that their preoccupied inventor father does not do for them. It is great fun and I like to read it with different voices for each character to my daughter. Perfect for ages 6-10 boy or girl.

Jul 28, 2017

Such a cute story. A must for anyone who loves animals! I enjoyed reading this one to my 7 yr old son at bedtime.

Jan 15, 2016

A absolutely delightful series of books which follows the stories of mice and humans. Well written and wonderful to read aloud. More complex than many stories for children, but only in a good way. My 8 year old and I look forward to reading each book in this series.

Mar 07, 2013

This is a lovely English story about two mice and their adventures. The description is robust and the language rich. A very well written book with delightful characters and an exciting story. A breath of fresh air in this time of formulaic fiction.

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Mar 07, 2013

Dragonfly13 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over


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