Henry Whiskers and his cousin, Jeremy, must find their way back home—Queen Mary’s dollhouse—and to Windsor Castle with the help of a mysterious treasure map in this fun, fast-paced follow up to The Adventures of Henry Whiskers.
Little Henry Whiskers is thrilled when he discovers an old, crinkly map, complete with a giant X marking a spot, full of treasure—at least, that’s what Henry thinks. All he knows is that this map is something BIG—he can feel it right down to the tip of his tail.
But before he can share his exciting find with his cousin and best friend, Jeremy, they find themselves in the danger zone: The Windsor Castle Kitchen. And after being unceremoniously caught and thrown out of the castle, with nothing but the map, the two little mice realize they have bigger problems than being caught in the kitchen! How will they get back to the dollhouse?
With the help of his cousin, Jeremy and a fellow field mouse named Wisely, the cousins battle a hungry falcon, an endless and stormy lake, and the maze of landmarks on the Windsor Castle Grounds as they try to find his way back home—and discover the mysterious map is more connected to the Whiskers family than either of them could have ever imagined.
I am the author of a new middle grade series for children ages 7 - 10 called The Adventures of Henry Whiskers. Books one and two were released in 2017, and book number three is rattling around in my brain right this minute.
I am the youngest of eight – a yours, mine and ours. Guess which one I am. Yup! Ours! The only ours, by the way, which makes all of them mine!!!
I am married and have three grown children, a tabby cat named Tigger and a golden retriever named Clover. I’ve lived in the same town most of my life, but have been lucky enough to travel and to spend a few years living in England. We lived right near Windsor Castle, where the Queen of England lives and Henry Whiskers too. (Shh! The Queen doesn’t know.)
Some Other Fun Facts! I love the sun, soft sand and salt water; long walks, bike riding, swimming and skiing, the smell of star gazer lilies and cut grass, the sound of crickets and ocean surf and, when I’m home alone, I like to eat popcorn for dinner (no butter!).
Being the youngest in my family is the best education of all.
Some of my favorite childhood books are:
My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett Wainscott Weasel by Tor Seidler A Rat’s Tale by Tor Seidler Cricket in Time Square by George Selden Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White I believe that where there’s a will, there’s a way. Believe!
I’ve had lots of wishes come true.
Daniel Duncan is an illustrator living in the UK who creates most of his work in an old stable turned studio. His work takes inspiration from cinema, old photos, and sports. Duncan graduated from Middlesex University with First Class Honours, and a bachelor’s degree in illustration. He was highly commended by Macmillan for the 2013 Children’s Book Competition, as well as being shortlisted for the 2014 AOI awards for the Children’s Books New Talent category.