This is a Kilworth animal tale, one of what I refer to as his animal Quartet. House of Tribes is about mice, once mouse in particular, Pedlar. Pedlar was a Hedgerow mouse who felt called to enter the House, where he meets the house mice who are divided into various tribes. Eventually the tribes until to fulfill a quest or two.
This book is charming. I love the fact that the various species of animals (mice, cats, and dog) speak different, if recognizable languages. The mice are different enough, and there is a sense of community.
There are some wonderful uses of humor in this novel as well