James in the House of Aunt Prudence by Timothy Bush

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While sitting alone in his great-aunt's Gothic mansion, James is surprised by the arrival of a bear, and the two set off in search of macaroons, only to run afoul of an evil mouse king and his cohorts. Children's BOMC.
 

About Timothy Bush

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* Timothy Bush was born in Pittsburgh, PA.  His father's work in the steel industry took his family from Pittsburgh to Chicago and Youngstown, OH before eventually returning to Pittsburgh, where Timothy finished high school.*  Timothy attended the University of Dallas on an academic scholarship. He spent the fall semester of his sophomore year in the University's Rome program. *  After graduating "cum laude" with a BA in English, Timothy spent two years in Vienna, Austria on a Fullbright Teaching Assistantship.  He traveled extensively while in Europe, especially in Italy, Hungary, and Turkey, and spent a summer in the Greek Islands.  He supported himself as a teacher, street singer, and lyricist for Bulgarian rock bands.* 
 
Published August 10, 1993 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 1 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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A young guest in the home of an elderly relative, wreaking havoc that's actually caused by animals that come alive from her precious artifacts, isn't new;

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Suddenly, the ``the wicked Mouse King'' crawls out from a grandfather clock and attacks: ``The bear fought valiantly but was torn to pieces.'' James escapes but a horrific army chases him;

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An afternoon in Aunt Prudence's proper Victorian home is anything but dull;

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