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Oct 18, 2007
| ISBN 9780142409848
| Middle Grade (8-12)
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Jan 29, 2002
| 331 Minutes
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Oct 18, 2007 | ISBN 9780142409848 | Middle Grade (8-12)
Jan 29, 2002 | ISBN 9780807208489
Hermux Tantamoq is an average mouse who works in his watch shop by day and spends his evenings at home with Terfle, his pet ladybug. But all that changes when Linka Perflinger, daredevil aviatrix, steps into his shop, drops off her watch for repair, and walks out with Hermux’s heart. When a shady-looking rat tries to claim Linka’s watch, Hermux knows that something must be terribly wrong, and embarks on a dramatic quest to find her . . .
Watchmaker Hermux Tantamoq is a hardworking mouse who is thankful for ordinary things: donuts, coffee, peaceful evenings at home with his pet ladybug. But his quiet life takes a dramatic turn when Ms. Linka Perflinger, dashing daredevil aviatrix and adventuress, bursts into his watch shop, drops off a broken watch, and steals his heart.Hermux can’t wait to see Ms. Perflinger again, but she doesn’t return. Instead, a shady-looking rat comes in and damands her watch. Fearing something is amiss, Hermux follows the rat, and soon finds himself in the middle of a dangerous web of deception and intrigue.What has happened to Ms. Perflinger? Who is this mysterious Dr. Mennus he keeps hearing about, and how is he connected with Hermux’s eccentric neighbor, cosmetics tycoon Tucka Mertslin? Hermux’s life is suddenly full of twists and turns and is anything but ordinary.He must be daring. He must be vigilant. And he doesn’t know how. But as sure as corn is sweet and cheese goes moldy in the rain, Hermux must rescue Ms. Perflinger and, in the process, find out just what kind of mouse he really is.
Michael Hoeye has taught in the MBA program at Maryhurst University in Portland as well as working in New York as a textile designer, stagehand, fashion photographer, photographer’s assistant, and high school teacher. He lives with his wife Martha and… More about Michael Hoeye
HoeyeÆs galloping plot, evocative descriptions and exuberantly sophisticated wit keep the pages rapidly turning. (Publishers Weekly, starred review, on The Sands of Time)
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