Thank you to the publisher for providing a copy of The Long Way Home for me to read and review. All opinions are my own.
The Long Way Home (The Adventures of Henry Whiskers Book 2)
Henry Whiskers and his cousin, Jeremy, must find their way back home—Queen Mary’s dollhouse—and to Windsor Castle with the help of a mysterious treasure map in this fun, fast-paced follow up to The Adventures of Henry Whiskers.
Little Henry Whiskers is thrilled when he discovers an old, crinkly map, complete with a giant X marking a spot, full of treasure—at least, that’s what Henry thinks. All he knows is that this map is something BIG—he can feel it right down to the tip of his tail.
But before he can share his exciting find with his cousin and best friend, Jeremy, they find themselves in the danger zone: The Windsor Castle Kitchen. And after being unceremoniously caught and thrown out of the castle, with nothing but the map, the two little mice realize they have bigger problems than being caught in the kitchen! How will they get back to the dollhouse?
With the help of his cousin, Jeremy and a fellow field mouse named Wisely, the cousins battle a hungry falcon, an endless and stormy lake, and the maze of landmarks on the Windsor Castle Grounds as they try to find his way back home—and discover the mysterious map is more connected to the Whiskers family than either of them could have ever imagined.
My Review of The Long Way Home
Henry and his cousin, Jeremy, are at it again in The Long Way Home. In the last book, Henry had just found a map, and he knew it was made by his father. Of course, he had to share it with his cousin! Well, his cousin just happened to be in the kitchen when Henry found him, and two cooks just happened to come in late! Henry and Jeremy are captured and taken far away to a park! They’ve got to find their way home. Luckily, they have the map which just happens to have the very park they’re taken to on it.
The Henry Whiskers books are so cute. They’re just the type of book I would have enjoyed when I was in grade school. They are full of adventure and excitement. The characters are all unique and add to the story in a special way. I love that the mice live under Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House in Windsor Castle. It is a real place! It’s fun to imagine mice exploring this dolls’ house and the surrounding area.
Both books in this series are very well written, so you can be sure your kids will be entertained! They will really love Henry Whiskers and his adventures. Don’t miss out on the first book where Henry’s little sister goes missing!
The Adventures of Henry Whiskers (Book 1)
Henry Whiskers must face his fears and rescue his little sister from the scary Rat Alley in this fun, fast-paced debut chapter book set in Queen Mary’s historical dollhouse at Windsor Castle.
Twenty-five generations of Whiskers have lived in Windsor Castle’s most famous exhibit: Queen Mary’s Dollhouse. For young, book-loving Henry Whiskers and his family, this is the perfect place to call home.
But when the dollhouse undergoes unexpected repairs and Henry’s youngest sister, Isabel, goes missing, he risks everything in a whisker-whipping race against time to save her. His rescue mission will take him to the murky and scary world of Rat Alley, and Henry will have to dig deep and find the courage he never knew he had in order to bring his sister back home.
Author Gigi Priebe
Gigi Priebe is the mother of three, the founder of Stepping Stones, an award-winning children’s museum in Norwalk, CT and the author of The Adventures of Henry Whiskers, the first in her middle grade series. When she is not writing – or rewriting – she is a philanthropic advisor and community volunteer in Fairfield County, Connecticut where she lives with her husband, a cat named Tigger, a dog named Clover, and probably some mice.