The Stowaways aren't like the other Weedle mice. They are inventive and curious, they go on adventures, and they are much too clever for their own good. In fact, everyone kws that Grampa Stowaway was killed in a trap on one of his adventures. So, who would want to associate with a family like that? There's something else about the Stowaways. They keep secrets. Rory has made friends with a bird, their natural enemy; and his twin brother Morgan dreams of sailing away. But Gran has the biggest secret of all - and Rory has discovered what it is. If Rory and Gran act on their suspicions, will they be heading for disaster? Or will it be the greatest Stowaway adventure of all?
As a child, Meghan Marentette loved building miniature worlds for her toys. Later, as a costume designer for film and television, she was assigned to make tiny costumes for stop-motion animation puppets. It was during this job that Meghan conceived of the miniature world of The Stowaways, which was a finalist for the Ann Connor Brimer Award, the Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy, and and the CLA Book of the Year for Children Award. Meghan lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dean Griffiths is a popular picture book artist with more than 25 titles to his name. His many awards include the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Book Prize for Maggie Can't Wait, the Chocolate Lily Award for Ballerinas Don't Wear Glasses, and the Rainforest of Reading Award for Bad Pirate. Dean lives in Duncan, British Columbia, with his daughter.
Commended for OLA Best Bets honourable mention 2013 (Canada) and Best Books for Kids & Teens Starred Selection 2014 (Canada) and Resource Links The Year's Best selection 2014 (Canada). Short-listed for Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy 2014 (Canada) and CLA Book of the Year for Children Award 2014 (Canada) and Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children's Literature 2014 (Canada).