Brambly Hedge - Summer Story (Brambly Hedge)

By Jill Barklem, Illustrated by Jill Barklem

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the miniature world of the mice of Brambly Hedge!

It was such a hot summer. They sky was deep blue and the sun never faltered. All along Brambly Hedge, the mice did their best to keep cool. Poppy Eyebright sought refuge in the mossy shadows of the mill wheel; Dusty Dogwood took to walking by the banks of the cooling stream. Dusty and Poppy spent more and more time together, so no one was at all surprised when they announced their engagement. They decided on a very unusual setting for the wedding ceremony, but even they didn’t realise just how unusual it was prove to be!

Also look out for Spring Story, Autumn Story and Winter Story!

Format: Hardback
Ageband: to 5
Release Date: 15 Feb 2024
Pages: 32
ISBN: 978-3-219-12032-5
Jill Barklem was drawn to the natural world ever since childhood. While training as an illustrator at St Martin’s School of Art, her long journeys to college gave her time to escape into the imaginary world of a colony of mice, later to be developed as the delightful miniature world of Brambly Hedge. Jill passed away in 2017 but her legacy lives on in these enchanting tales.

”'…the most researched-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.” - The Sun (Natasha Harding)

”'Incredible illustrations…” - @father_of_daughters, Instagram

”'If I [were] a mouse, this is where I’d wanna live” - @britneyspears, Instagram