When Dodie finds a holy relic near their Emeraldworld station, she decides to return it to its spiritual home.
Can she convince her friends to help on this long and arduous journey? Of course she can. in this,
District Dodie is the fourth in a series about the mice of Tubeworld. All are thoughtful books for keenly intelligent, open-minded, astute humans aged ten and over, and equivalent rodents.
Age Range: 10-12-99
Size: 198mm x 129mm
Format: B Paperback
Word Count: 29,000
Published: April 2019
Dodie saw all this in a single moment of understanding. It was time to make a decision.
Dodie had no idea about any of this. The thought of taking their Gift to the Tunnellers seemed suddenly small and silly. What would they want with such a thing? How could they value what must have been, to them, the tiniest speck of dust in Surfaceworld? She felt a terrible heaviness of spirit, as if she was holding the bridge up all by herself. She started to cry.
“What’s wrong, Dodie?” Constance asked.
“Everything,” she answered. “I am such a foolish souris. Why did I bring us all on this wild chase? I have put us all in danger for such a long time, and in the end, where are we? Here, on the edge of everything. I can’t lead you all across… this,” she said. “It’s too big, too much, and for nothing.”
Book dedications have always intrigued me, but so far I’ve never seen a website dedication. Perhaps this is the first. As it says in The Last Garden, “So special, so loved, so missed.” This little dedication is For Ana.