Tuddle And Rumkin is a heart-warming series of children's stories about the adventures
of two cute mice and their friends.
Tuddle and Rumkin live in the basement of the courthouse in a
small Eastern city. They often visit the nearby farm where Tuddle
was raised or travel with the Mouse Scouts to the deep woods.
In five of their adventures, Tuddle and Rumkin see the sights
of San Francisco. They also visit New York City.
Tuddle And Rumkin provides inexpensive bedtime stories that will
delight children aged 4 to 9. Each children's story is about five
pages long. Original songs and poems complement these charming
Parents and children alike will love the pumpkin-rolling contest and will stay awake on Christmas Eve to meet the Christmas Mouse.
Tuddle And Rumkin is an ongoing collection of bedtime stories. New children's stories
will be regularly posted to this web site.
Cast Of Characters
Tuddle was born and raised on the old farm. He moved to the city
as an adult and met Rumkin through Grandpa mouse. The two became
friends. They live in a box of rags in the basement of the courthouse.
Tuddle is bold, outgoing and sometimes reckless.
Rumkin was an orphan mouse. He was raised by Grandpa mouse who
found him abandoned at the railway station and took him in. Rumkin
met Tuddle through Grandpa mouse. Rumkin is cautious and often
worries about how things could go wrong.
Sam the baker mouse
Sam lives in the bakery shop, around the corner from the courthouse.
He can always be counted on to supply a muffin or other treat.
Sam makes his first appearance in Rumkin's Birthday Party, but appears regularly in the other stories. His son, Sammy,
is a Mouse Scout.
Miss Swiss lives in the cheese shop. Rumkin secretly likes her,
but is afraid to say so. She makes her first appearance in Rumkin's Birthday Party, but appears in other stories as well. In Rumkin Dreams Of Cheese, Tuddle and Rumkin save Miss Swiss when she becomes trapped behind
a wall of cheese in the refrigerator.
Zeke the mouse
Zeke is a friend of Tuddle and Rumkin who lives in San Francisco.
Tuddle and Rumkin visit him in a series of five stories, starting
with Tuddle And Rumkin Fly Away. Zeke shows them all of the sights of San Francisco. Later, Zeke
visits Tuddle and Rumkin for several stories beginning with Tuddle And Rumkin Trick Or Treat.
Rupert the cat
Rupert is the courthouse cat. He is Tuddle and Rumkin's arch enemy
and is always trying to catch them out in the open. Rupert appears
in the very first story, Tuddle And Rumkin In The Judge's Desk, and periodically in the other stories. In Tuddle And Rumkin Trick Or Treat, Zeke helps Tuddle and Rumkin play a trick on Rupert.
Tiffany is a Mouse Scout. She is trusting and naive. Her first
story is Tuddle And Rumkin At Camp, in which she is attacked by an owl.
Sammy is a Mouse Scout and is the son of Sam the baker mouse.
He is generally reliable and helps Rumkin save Tiffany in Tuddle And Rumkin At Camp.
Grandpa mouse is Tuddle's grandfather. He is also the father of
Uncle Orn, who runs the old farm. Grandpa mouse raised Rumkin
after finding him abandoned at the railroad station. Grandpa lives
in a box of books in the attic of the library, which is located
behind the courthouse. He is infinitely wise and wonderful. Grandpa
mouse first appears in Tuddle And Rumkin Afloat. He appears in a number of other stories and saves Elmo from
the mousetrap in Rumkin's Nephew Elmo.
Penny mouse makes her first appearance in Tuddle And Rumkin And The Cafe Ghost. She is a timid mouse and is afraid that other mice will evict
her from the cafe where she lives. Tuddle and Rumkin become her
friends. In Tuddle And Rumkin Search For Tim, the three mice travel to New York City to find Penny's brother.
Uncle Orn is Tuddle's uncle. He raised Tuddle on the old farm
after his mother and father died in an accident with a cat. Uncle
Orn is Grandpa mouse's son. He first appears in Tuddle And Rumkin Join The Harvest. He is sensible, no nonsense and hardworking.
Elmo is Rumkin's nephew. He is the son of Rumkin's sister, who
was also raised by Grandpa mouse, but who moved away after she
grew up. Elmo is young, careless and tends to get into trouble
easily. In Rumkin's Nephew Elmo, he gets caught in a mouse trap. Elmo does not follow instructions
Mortimer is a friend of Tuddle and Rumkin who lives in the candy
shop. He first appears in Rumkin's Birthday Party.
Tim the artist mouse
Tim is Penny's brother. Tuddle and Rumkin first meet him at Macy's
in New York City in the story Tuddle And Rumkin Search For Tim. He appears as a principal character in all of the New York City