Cress Watercress is a rabbit. Home means a warren on the riverbank with Mama and Papa and baby Kip. Meals at dawn and dusk, and honey-ginger tea to help the baby with his breathing. When Papa doesn’t return from a nocturnal honey-gathering expedition, Mama assumes the worst–after all, it’s a dangerous world for a rabbit. Though Cress begs to stay–what if Papa comes home and doesn’t know where they’ve gone?–Mama moves the family to the basement apartment of the Broken Arms, a run-down apartment tree witha menacing owl landlord, a nosy mouse super, a rowdy family of squirrels, and a pair of songbirds who broadcast everybody’s business. Could a dead tree full of annoying neighbors–and no Papa–ever be home?
With his trademark wit, whimsy, and wisdom, Gregory Maguire tells a tale of growing up and moving on.