Mr. Biddle and the Squirrel’s Tale
Jonathan Squirrel’s nut has been stolen! Join Mr. Biddle and his woodland friends as he recounts the tale of Leeds Forest’s greatest heist. With the help of Jonathan Squirrel and Nigel Owl in finding the perpetrator—Nigel, of course, making sure to show off his best, feathered side— Mr. Biddle uncovers the culprit. However, a certain revelation turns the pursuit on its head.
Transformed from a quest of apprehension for a petty thief, Mr. Biddle’s story becomes one of compassion and mentorship for a fellow woodland creature, changing more than one life that day. With each scene illustrated by the illustrious photographer, Jim Zuckerman, whose accolades include everything from publications for the National Geographic Society and Life Magazine, the world of Mr. Biddle and the Squirrel’s Tale brilliantly shines through as the fairytale-like English woods of old.
Book Type: PaperbackGenre: Children’s Size: 8.5″ x 8.5″ Pages: 44 ISBN: 978-0999021088
About Anne Mason
As an explorer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and author, Anne Mason’s life reads like an extraordinary adventure book. Her journey began as a young girl traveling and studying throughout Europe— especially England— where she developed her love of teddy bears. As the years wore on, she took to exploring new heights— literally— as she scaled the frigid ascent to Mt. Everest’s Base Camp (17,600 ft).
From there she appeared as a principal actor in the 2009 adventure documentary film, Journey to Everest, wherein the American team narrowly escaped an icy fate after they were bumped from a flight at Lukla airport that would later crash in the mountains.
Back in the States, while recovering from a serious illness that suspended her traveling adventures, she took to exploring the confines of her own imagination. It was through this inward self-discovery that Mason first combined her passion for the teddy bear and her love of children to create the world of the delightfully wonderful “Mr. Biddle.”
Through a single teddy bear and his forest friends, Mason began her recovery, and built up a world that would allow others to experience the importance of friendship, adventure, learning and gratitude that she had learned throughout her own travels. Mason invites you to join Mr. Biddle in Leeds Forest to explore the bits n’ bobs that make up us all, and to experience the story you’ll be retelling for years to come.