A trio of royal monkey brothers — Thimble, Thumble, and Nod — receive a magical amulet from their mother, who instructs them to set out in search of their father. It's been many years since the father vanished after undertaking his own quest for the kingdom of his brother, the Prince of the Valleys of Tishnar. With the amulet to protect them, the brothers set off on a series of adventures that unfold across a fantasy vision of Africa.
This enchanting tale, a hidden jewel of children's literature, is geared toward 9- to 13-year-olds, but the narrative's humor, excitement, and poetic qualities will captivate readers of all ages. Expressive black-and-white illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Dorothy P. Lathrop add charm and beauty to Walter de la Mare's enduring fable of brotherhood and friendship.