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Montague Mouse

A beautifully illustrated storybook in the making by Danish artist Kiri Leonard

About the book

In a final effort to save the dying Moorwood from the toads’ insidious bog rot, the Parliament of animal elders elect incredible Marten, the bravest and quickest of all the animals, to escape their woodland home, on a mission to plant Moorwood’s last three surviving acorns – but what happens when the hero fails? After a long winter, a very little and very hungry mouse named Montague comes upon the abandoned acorns in the dead woodland.

Montague Mouse is an emotional, magical story of dark corners, friendships, perseverance, self-doubt and above all hope.

Warning: This is a tale of misfortune, but even in misfortune fortune can be found.

Frequently Asked Questions about Montague Mouse

Illustration of Montague Mouse and Arthur

When will Montague Mouse be published?

There is no release date yet. I will announce a release date when the project is near completion.

If you’re interested in following the development of this project, I share story teaser, progress shots, sketches and much more on my Patreon page.

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How big is the book going to be?

I aim for it to be around 200 pages, not counting pages for artwork. It will be similar in size to books such as Wind in the Willows or Peter Pan.

What age is it for?

I recommend it for age 8+ and up.

It will not be suitable for very young children as it does have some dark themes including death in it.

Illustration of Montague Mouse meeting a Unicorn

Illustrations from Montague Mouse