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Summary

Step into the exquisite miniature world of the mice of Brambly Hedge in this beautiful new edition of the classic picture book.

It was early summer in Brambly Hedge. Outside everything seemed quiet and peaceful, but inside the mill there was chaos. Poppy’s new babies were crying, Dusty’s mill was clattering and clouds of flour dust filled the air. This was no place to bring up a family. But what was to be done?

The mice of Brambly Hedge came up with a plan in no time at all, and even Wilfred managed to keep it a secret from Poppy, so that she had the most wonderful surprise on the babies’ Naming Day.

©2022 Jill Barklem (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"The most research-crammed fantasy ever set before small children....” (Sunday Times Magazine)

"Spring Story, Summer Story, Autumn Story and Winter Story are beautiful tales...nostalgic Mums can enjoy them with their own kids.” (Natasha Harding, The Sun)

"It brings me great pleasure to see the cyclical nature of time, as I sit on my old bedspread and read my old copy of Brambly Hedge to my son...." (Nell Frizzell, British Vogue)

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