Secrets at Sea

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Secrets at Sea

By Richard Peck; Kelly Murphy (Illustrator)

Puffin Books, Paperback, 9780142421833, 238pp.

Publication Date: October 11, 2012


The adorable tale of a family of mice stowaways on an adventurous ship's journey

In the beloved tradition of The Borrowers, The Tale of Despereaux, and The Cricket in Times Square, here is an irresistible adventure story about the tiny creatures who secretly live among us humans, as only Newbery Medal winner Richard Peck could imagine it. Set on a grand cruise ship to England in 1887, this beautifully illustrated tale of a charming family of mice is full of laughs, near misses, and surprises. Multiple-award-winning author Richard Peck at his best and most playful!

About the Author
RICHARD PECK is Professor of International Affairs at Lewis and Clark College.

Kelly Murphy grew up surrounded by swamps and marshes that she explored with her six other siblings in southern New England. If you'd like to see more of Kelly's work, please visit