Speculative fiction is a broad umbrella category of narrative fiction referring to any fiction story that includes elements, settings and characters whose features are created out of imagination and speculation rather than based on attested reality and everyday life. That encompasses the genres of science fiction, fantasy, science fantasy, horror, alternative history, and magic realism.
A field mouse’s place is in the field — or so say Rollie’s father, his grandfather, and everyone he has ever known.
But Rollie wants something more. So one day, he sets off down the path
toward the Kingdom of Muddmoor, not knowing what he’ll find. In the
adventures that follow, Rollie encounters many strange and wonderful
things, from a talking fish and floating cows to the official Wizard of
Muddmoor. But it turns out that what the kingdom needs most may just be
the skills of one small field mouse.
Dean Morrissey’s lush
paintings and magical story bring Rollie to life as the tiny hero who,
with a little courage, makes a huge difference.