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The Secret Staircase (Brambly Hedge) Hardcover – October 1, 1999


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 6 years
  • Series: Brambly Hedge
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Atheneum; 1st U.S. ed edition (October 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689830904
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689830907
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,418,128 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"...the most research-crammed fantasy ever set before small children..." Sunday Times Magazine "Spring Story, Summer Story, Autumn Story and Winter Story are beautiful tales...nostalgic Mums can enjoy them with their own kids." The Sun (Natasha Harding) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Jill Barklem spent five years on research before she started to write her stories about the mice of Brambly Hedge.

Her interest in natural history and traditional rural customs and crafts has spilled over into these chronicles of hedgerow life.

She lives with her husband and children near Epping Forest in England.


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Customer Reviews

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I know all children will enjoy this story along with adults.
NY reader
This beautiful little book rounds out our collection of Brambly Hedge books.
Julia King
The stories are simple and sweet and the illustrations are wonderful.
Jeanne White

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 19, 1997
Format: Hardcover
This is a heartwarming story for children of all ages.
My 2 year old sat fascinated as I read to her. She
examined each illustration closely. It is a warm,
cozy book for a cold winter day. The detailed art work
compliments the text and allows children to be drawn deeply
into the story.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jean G on January 2, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This is a story of a community of mice that wear clothes and have wonderful lives. The mice of Brambly Hedge love celebrations. Two young mice find a secret staircase while preparing for a winter celebration, and their adventure begins. The illustrations in this book are beautiful. They help you to imagine the fantastic lives of these enchanting mice.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Scarlett on November 16, 1999
Format: Hardcover
A lovely tale of mice that wear clothes and live in trees and have ever so charming lives that for the duration of the book,you feel as though you are there."The Secret Staircase" captures that cozy, special feeling that the holiday season brings out. I recommend the Brambley Hedge books to anyone of any age who wants to be captivated by a group of fictional mice with real heart.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jeanne White on December 21, 2011
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The stories are simple and sweet and the illustrations are wonderful. One can spend hours looking at the detailed cut-aways of the underground homes with their kitchens, bedrooms, storage rooms, etc.

Young children will love hearing the stories and exploring the illustrations.
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By NY reader on February 12, 2014
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I enjoy all my Bramble Hedge books. The art work is precious. I know all children will enjoy this story along with adults.
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By Lauren Mattina on January 13, 2014
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Book was in excellent shape--clean, no tears, stains, or folds, and came within expected time. Missing flyleaf which some people might care about--I personally do not need it.
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