Author(s): Jill Barklem
Step into the exquisite, miniature world of the mice of Brambly Hedge in this beautiful new edition of the classic picture book.
Wilfred woke early. It was his birthday. He had lots of lovely presents, but the best one was a surprise! Mr Apple had organised a secret celebration picnic and all the mice of Brambly Hedge were invited. There was so much to carry. Poor Wilfred got very tired as he lurched and bumped his way along the grassy track. What was it Mrs Apple had said was in his hamper? Knives? Sandwiches? They were certainly heavy! When they finally arrived, Wilfred was allowed to open up the hamper and there he found the best treat of all!
"The most researched, crammed fantasy ever set before small children!" Sunday Times Magazine
Jill Barklem spent five years on research before she started to write her first stories about the mice of Brambly Hedge. Her interest in natural history and her curiosity about traditional rural customs and crafts have spilled over into these chronicles of hedgerow life. Jill Barklem is married and lives with her husband and her two children, Elizabeth and Peter, in a house near Epping Forest.