by S. Jones (Sally Jones) Rogan
Penhaligon Brush is a fox and a pharmacist. He was not looking for adventure, but it found him anyway. After receiving a distressing note from his brother, Penhaligon goes to the nearby town of Porthleven and discovers that a tyrant has taken control of the town and has imposed a strict curfew, is starving the citizens, and has thrown Penhaligon's brother in jail! Penhaligon and his friends must escape from dungeons, towers, and a watery grave to save both the starving townspeople and a royal bride. Full of adventure and close escapes, this is a fast-paced read for younger readers.