Brad Tarlem's debut novel is a wondrous story about two young brothers, growing up in the beautiful forest of Mordenham Acres, and their many adventures. Hank and Hal are two young rats and live with their mother in an old abandoned cabin on the edge of the forest. Full of spirit, they long to ignore their mother's warnings and venture away from their home and into the dark forest beyond the swamp. One day they go beyond the swamp, only to be caught by their angry mother and punished. Some twenty years pass and the two brothers, still yearning for adventure, decide to venture into the forest to find the crock of gold at the foot of the rainbow. On their journey they meet lots of scary and dangerous characters, as well as some new friends.