The Spies of Gerander (Hardcover)

By Frances Watts

Running Press Kids, 9780762446582, 320pp.

Publication Date: April 23, 2013



After discovering their parents are still alive and their homeland of Gerander is in danger, mouse triplets Alistair, Alice, and Alex, and their friend Tibby Rose, have joined the underground rebel organization FIG. In quick measure, FIG orders Alex and Alice go undercover in Souris to infiltrate Queen Eugenia's palace while Alistair and Tibby Rose are sent to discover Gerander's secret paths, which may be the key Gerandans need to triumph and for the triplets to rescue their parents.

Enemy spies, attacking eagles, and blizzarding mountaintops seem all the more challenging when there is a lack of good cheese available, but these four young mice respond with endless creativity and determination. Cheeky and entertaining, The Spies of Gerander is an action filled sequel to the first book in The Song of the Winns series, The Secret of the Ginger Mice.

About the Author

Frances Watts is an Australian children's book author. She is the winner of the Children's Book Council of Australia's Eve Pownall Award for her book Parsley Rabbit's Book About Books. She lives in Sydney, Australia.David Francis began his career as an exhibiting artist, and his works are held in many collections. He illustrated the Australian CBC Honor Book Ten Little Known Facts About Hippopotamuses and collaborated with author Margaret Wild to create the much-loved Morris the Reinbear. He lives in Sydney, Australia.

Praise For The Spies of Gerander

Praise for The Song of the Winns, Book 1: The Secret of the Ginger Mice:
"A winning adventure in the mouse-story genre . . . Watts effectively infuses these alternating twin journeys with suspense."Publishers Weekly

"Fast-moving action . . . These latest mouse heroes promise more ripping, gripping mystery and adventure."Kirkus Reviews

"Nicely sets the stage for book two."Booklist