Author(s): Manjula Padma
'They can take our cheese, but they cannot take our freedom!' Arvee, a distinguished and intellectual mouse, hates having to leave his laboratory home and become a family pet. To his surprise, life in his exquisite new house, Paradise Villa, is delightful, but it is dull. Then Arvee meets Stringer and his family of brown mice, and learns an awful truth. Paradise Villa has been taken over by Pasha, the devilish Ratlord, and his hench-rats, who will stop at nothing to enslave every mouse in the house. Using all his genius and courage, Arvee sets out to liberate the mousy masses once and for all!
"'This James Bond meets Indiana Jones miniature hero leads us on a high-octane adventure in this funny, convincing mouse-world.' South Yorkshire Times"
Manjula Padma is a Picador author whose first novel, Getting There, was published in 2000. She has also illustrated 21 books for children. Hot Death, Cold Soup, a collection of short stories, was published in India in 1996, and her fifth play, Harvest, won the Onassis Prize for Theatre. She lives in Delhi.