Adventuremice: Mermouse Mystery

Adventuremice: Mermouse Mystery

By Author / Illustrator

Philip Reeve, Sarah McIntyre


Comics & Graphic Novels

Age range(s)



David Fickling Books




Paperback / softback




Pedro is getting used to the thrilling life of the Adventuremice. But one stormy night, he finds something he's only ever dreamed of seeing: a real, live mermouse! This little mermouse is lost, and Pedro and the Adventuremice need to get him safely home.

They must summon all their bravery and brilliance, plunge into the depths of the ocean and find the mysterious Mermouse City. It won't be straightforward, but it will be another exciting, friend-filled adventure for Pedro and the team!



Reeve and McIntyre have done it again! Adventuremice: Mermouse Mystery is another thrilling adventure with plenty of peril, excitement and wonder, pitched perfectly for young readers. Every early chapter book reader likes nothing more than drama and the idea of the rescue missions. These stories have a wonderful back and forth between some sort of danger or trouble and a speedy resolution, which keeps readers engaged and hanging on what will happen next. Alongside all the excitement, there are also lovely themes of teamwork, compromise and trust, as well as a huge amount of imaginative detail and humour.

The detail found in Sarah McIntyre’s beautifully crafted illustrations is inspiring and adds to the interest for the child as they read. They create additional talking points and allow the reader to immerse themselves in the story. They are every bit as expressive and telling as the text, which is so important in books of this style, where the pictures still do so much of the storytelling.

Adventuremice: Mermouse Mystery is the perfect book to read as a class, for a young reader to read for pleasure, or for a guided group to focus on the craft of story telling, character and plot development as well as language choice.

Adventuremice is one of my favourite series for young chapter book readers, they always fill me with excitement and I know I have to leave enough time to read each book in one go as I won't be able to put it down. I look forward to reading more in the series.

128 pages / Reviewed by Amanda Shipton, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 5+


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