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Poppy's Babies (Brambly Hedge)

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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 come up with a plan in no time at all, and even Wilfred manag ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 1st 2000 by Atheneum Books (first published 1994)
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Shala Howell
For the story, think Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit stories with mice and without the sometimes surprising lapses into violence that forcibly remind you that Potter wrote in a different cultural context. In Potter's world, Mr. MacGregor has a distressing habit of stalking through the pages taking potshots at the cast with his shotgun. That sort of thing doesn't happen in the Brambly Hedge.

So a charming story, but it was the illustrations with their incredibly rich detail that won my heart. Small
Brambly Hedge books are very nice, but out of print. I got them from the library then tracked down some of them used. They are lovely stories about a community of mice who always seem to end up having some sort of celebration revolving around lovely food that they have all helped gather. Most of the books also center around the whole community helping one of them through some sort of crisis or difficulty. In this regard, it very much is a picture of what the Church should be for one another. I a ...more
Emily Fauble
Until just the other day I was unaware that there was a Brambly Hedge book that I hadn't read and didn't own, but it turns out there is and has been since 1994! Because my oldest daughter is reading these now I ended up searching to see what books were out there and found this one. I want a copy! This book spoke to me so much in my stage of life as it's about a mommy and her three babies and needing a new and better place to live (without a lot of stairs!!!!). It almost made me cry. I loved it.
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After an accident when she was thirteen, Jill was unable to take part in PE or games at school and instead developed her talent for drawing and art. On leaving school, she studied illustration at St Martin's in London. Jill is now a full-time illustrator, working on the expanding series of books about the mice of Brambly Hedge. She spent five years on research before she started to write her first ...more
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