The Linnet's Tale by Dale C. Willard

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review



"Share the romance, drama, and adventure of small-town life among the mice of Tottensea Burrows -- as told by a very entertaining bird

In the garden of an English cottage live the lovable, highly literate field mice of Tottensea Burrows -- Peebles Carryforth the Mayor; Opportune Baggs, the inventor; the Fieldpea family with their three beautiful daughters, Grenadine, Almandine, and Incarnadine; the widow Proserpine Pockets and her young son Farnaby; and Merchanty Swift, the bold mouse who becomes the hero of "The Linnet's Tale."

Brokenhearted when his beloved Pleasings Tatterstraw runs away with a charming French mouse, Merchanty, a daring trader, goes on to become a mouse of means. But when Tottensea Burrows is threatened, he risks everything to rescue his friends and neighbors. In the midst of danger, will he find love again?

Full of wit and sparkle and irresistible linguistic inventiveness, "The Linnet's Tale" delivers pure enjoyment.


About Dale C. Willard

See more books from this Author
Dale C. Willard has worked in many fields, from engineering to motion pictures, and even took a turn as a high school English and history teacher. He is the author of My Son, My Brother, My Friend. He and his wife live in Colorado.
Published February 20, 2011 by Touchstone. 210 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for The Linnet's Tale

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

The narrator is a linnet (a small finch common to England) raised by a field mouse family in a village called Tottensea Burrows, which is inhabited by mice who have excruciatingly cute and cumbersome names: Opportune Baggs, Adverbial Quoty, Clementine Nicklepenny, among dozens of others.

| Read Full Review of The Linnet's Tale

Reader Rating for The Linnet's Tale

An aggregated and normalized score based on 12 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review