A brave mouse attempts to rebuild a fallen empire in this second book of the epic animal adventure series set in the subway tunnels of Brooklyn, for “fans of Erin Hunter, Brian Jaques, and Kathryn Lasky” (School Library Journal).
The battle to free Titus’s camps is over, and Hopper, Zucker, Firren, and their loyal followers are working to rebuild. But the tunnels are in a state of chaos, and without the sinister peace accord to protect the rodents, Queen Felina and her growing army of ferals is a greater threat than ever before.
In the Mūs Village, Pinkie has led a coup and is now ruling with an iron paw. And Pup has become cold and defiant, a change that Hopper never saw coming.
When exterminators raid the tunnels, Hopper is snatched away by the intruders and taken back up to the daylight world where he was born.
Upland, Hopper makes new allies, and as he enjoys the sights and sounds of Brooklyn, he wonders if he will ever make it back into the tunnels to restore safety and prosperity, as foretold by La Rocha’s prophecy.
But why should Hopper fulfill a destiny he never wanted in the first place?
Lisa Fiedler is the author of many novels for children and young adults. She divides her time between Connecticut and the Rhode Island seashore, where she lives happily with her very patient husband, her brilliant and beloved daughter, and their two incredibly spoiled golden retrievers.
Vivienne To has illustrated several books, including The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins and the Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective series by Octavia Spencer. As a child, she had two pet mice escape. She currently lives in Sydney, Australia, with her partner and her ginger cat. Visit her at VivienneTo.com.
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (March 17, 2015)
Length: 352 pages
Grades: 3 - 7
Ages: 8 - 12
Lexile ® 840L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
“Harrowing plot twists, moral dilemmas and colorful animal characters make this second volume as supercharged and thought-provoking as the first. Atmospheric illustrations add drama. Mouse fantasy fans will cheer brave-hearted Hopper's latest adventure.”
– Kirkus Reviews
"For ravenous readers of Erin Hunter, Brian Jacques, and Kathryn Lasky, this is a not-to-be-missed series."