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by | Nov 3, 2021

Book of the Month: Mickey and the Missing Spy

Mickey and the Missing Spy

Written by Anne Miller and Illustrated by Becka Moor

Age 7+

‘An absolute must for all curious enquiring minds’
Stephen Fry

Return to the extraordinary world of undercover animals in Mickey’s latest puzzle-packed adventure as the only human operative in the secret animal spy agency COBRA. It is up to Mickey to unite the human and animal world of espionage for the very first time, in order to save her hero and top spy, Hildegarde McTavish!

This interactive book will give budding spies the chance to crack codes and solve riddles alongside super smart Mickey. A highly-illustrated and fast-paced mystery, written by QI elf and code aficionado Anne Miller, it’s sure to stretch their problem-solving skills.


Win a copy of Mickey and the Missing Spy

Mickey is part of a top-secret animal spy agency called COBRA. To be in with a chance of winning one of three copies of Mickey and the Missing Spy, tell us what your child would call their own secret spy agency.

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UK residents only. Entry closes at 11.59pm on Sunday 28th November 2021. Terms and Conditions apply (PDF).


About the book

Mickey and the Missing Spy

Written by Anne Miller and illustrated by Becka Moor

Mickey is a secret agent for the Top-Secret Animal spy ring COBRA. When her hero and codebreaker extraordinaire Hildegarde L. McTavish disappears, Mickey feels it’s her duty to investigate. But the Animal Spies do not meddle in human affairs – will Mickey be able to bridge the gap between human and animal spies?

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About the Author and Illustrator

Anne Miller is a code aficionado, QI Elf, writer, producer, and winner of the fiendishly difficult quiz Only Connect.

Becka Moor is a children’s book illustrator and author based in rainy Manchester. Her first fiction book, Violet and the Pearl of the Orient, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize in 2015.