The Secret Staircase

Front Cover
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
11 Reviews
It was Midwinter's Eve and the mice of Brambly Hedge were very busy. That evening, after dark, they would all be gathering round a blazing fire for the traditional midwinter celebrations. A grand entertainment was planned, and Primrose and Wilfred had chosen to recite a poem.

They went up to the attics to rehearse in peace and quiet, but there were so many things to look at and places to explore, it was hard to concentrate. And when they stumbled upon a dusty staircase, all thoughts of practicing were put aside...

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Review: The Secret Staircase (Brambly Hedge)

User Review  - Kami - Goodreads

What a fun little book. My kids liked it and I loved the pictures and just the story in general. I mean it was nothing super exciting, but it was sweet in a Beatrix Potter sort of a way. Read full review

Review: The Secret Staircase (Brambly Hedge)

User Review  - Saoirse Sterling - Goodreads

I assume that this is where my love for staircases came from. A mildly impressionable child would not hesitate to revel in the fact that, unlike almost all other books I've known, the secret staircase remains a secret with the children. Read full review


Section 1
Section 2
Section 3

1 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1999)

Jill Barklem spent five years on research before she started to write her stories about the mice of Brambly Hedge.

Her interest in natural history and traditional rural customs and crafts has spilled over into these chronicles of hedgerow life.

She lives with her husband and children near Epping Forest in England.

Bibliographic information