When Nibbles, an inquisitive young mouse, scampers onto a waiting train at the local station, little does he know he is about to be swept along on a cross-country adventure. Nibbles travels across his homeland of Germany, picks up a new friend in Switzerland, samples the delights of French cuisine in Paris and finally ends up as the star performer in a circus in England! But then Nibbles begins to feel homesick. How will one little mouse find his way home again?

Translated by Rachel Ward.


Uwe Timm was born in 1940 in Hamburg and got his love of storytelling from his sailor grandfather. Uwe studied in Munich and Paris and became a leading member of the 1968 student protests. He started publishing in the early 1970s and became known to a wider audience in Germany after one of his children’s books, Rudi the Racing Pig, was turned into a movie. Uwe Timm has received numerous awards and prizes, including the Grand Prize of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts and the Literature Prize of the City of Munich. He lives in Munich and Berlin.

Axel Scheffler is an award-winning, internationally-acclaimed illustrator of some of the most well-loved children’s books, including The Gruffalo. His books have been published in many languages and his work has been exhibited all around the world.


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