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About the book
  • Published: 17 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9781782300700
  • Imprint: Bodley Head
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $35.00

The Ups and Downs of the Castle Mice




A brand new picture book from Michael Bond, beautifully illustrated by Emily Sutton

From the creator of Paddington Bear comes a tale of dastardly villains and unlikely tiny heroes...

The Perk family live in a doll's house in a castle. The castle is their home - but when someone new with devious plans comes to rule the roost, will our family of mice come up trumps?

Full of humour and warmth, this nostalgic tale by Michael Bond is brought to life with exquisite detail by Emily Sutton.

  • Pub date: 17 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9781782300700
  • Imprint: Bodley Head
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $35.00

About the Authors

Michael Bond

Michael Bond is the much celebrated author of Paddington Bear. He was born in Berkshire in 1926 and he served in the Royal Air Force and the British Army before working as a cameraman for BBC TV. In 2015 he was awarded the CBE for his services to children's literature.

Emily Sutton

Emily Sutton studied illustration at Edinburgh College of Art and has illustrated many picture books including Clara Button, Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes and The Christmas Eve Tree. She has also created designs for Fortnum & Mason, Bettys Tea Rooms and the Victoria and Albert Museum. She lives and works in York in a house full of doll's houses.


Praise for The Ups and Downs of the Castle Mice

“An enchanting story – with a mischievous final twist”

Daily Telegraph - Books of the Year


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