Dapper Brinkley Boyd is a mouse afraid of his past... because there are hundreds of years of past! His family has lived in a big old mansion in rural North Carolina since they came over from Scotland a century ago, with a family of people named Boyd. Together, the two families traveled on an old-fashioned sailing ship, rode in horse-drawn carts and even travelled on an old "puffing billy" steam train that brought them, finally, to the forests of Southern Pines. Over the years the human Boyd family achieved significant accomplishments. Similarly — but on a smaller scale — the adventuresome Boyd mice kept the Big House running, the farm prospering and the Christmas lights bright. Until Brinkley discovered adventuring was just not his style...
Brinkley is a charming little guy. Younger readers ready (or almost ready) for their first chapter book will enjoy hearing his tale and seeing the world through the eyes of Big People and Little Mice.
Expected publication date: Sept 2017