In the last book of the Bennie series, book four of Further Adventures, Bennie understands navigation, teaching a baby owl life lessons with the help of some grand geese, and finding a friend he thought was lost. It ends with Bennie finally coming home and the Fauna of the Meadow leaving the Plant Lady to continue her adventures without them.
The Further Adventures of Bennie the BeltMouse book three, involves learning to fish and feed a baby owl, who would eat Bennie if she could. With the help of Sarah, Harvey the HumbleBee, his friend Hanna and a great hive of bees, once again, Bennie proves he is up to the challenge.
In book two of Further Adventures, Bennie learns about taking care of a baby, and the difficulties involved in doing so. With the help of fun friends and innovation, once again he succeeds against all odds in learning survival methods and also learns that change is inevitable.
Bennie the BeltMouse continues in Further Adventures. In book one, Bennie and his friend Sarah Spider begin a trip to the Valley of the Veils to join Bennie's grandmother and new friends. Unaware of dangers looming, they begin their trip in a happy mood. The Adventure begins when a great flood washes them away, and they find themselves on an island with no way home.
Book four is the end of the Adventures of Bennie the BeltMouse, but not the end of Bennie. The Plant Lady is sorry to see this story end, but is assured by the creatures of the grass that Bennie's story will continue in the Further Adventures of Bennie the BeltMouse. Watch for it to come.
In this story, Bennie completes his quest, and finds it lonely in his little home after his adventures.
In book three, Bennie finds out he is not the only BeltMouse in the world and that sometimes, wants have to be put away until our tasks are done. He also meets someone who will change his life, that he did not know existed. His Grandma.
The Bennie stories are set in the area of Magic Mountain and the Valley of the Veils. They are peopled with gentle characters, with the only violence being from nature. They are colored with rainbow colors and weave gentle mysteries that are solved in a way surprising to the reader as well as to Bennie.
The BeltMouse stories are written for the child in everyone. They are as much fun to read aloud and to listen to as to read to one's self. Bennie appeals to everyone's desire to be a hero, hidden though that desire might be. At the same time, each of us has a shy little mouse inside, that struggles to overcome and succeed.