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Tom Moorhouse - Author

About the Author

 

Tom Moorhouse lives in Oxford, where he enjoys the refreshing and perpetual rain. When not writing fiction he works as an ecologist at Oxford University's Zoology Department. Over the years he has met quite a lot of wildlife. Most of it tried to bite him. He loves hiking up mountains, walking through woods, climbing on rocks and generally being weather-beaten outdoors. Pouring words into books makes Tom very happy. His novels include The Rising, River Singers, and Trickster

Tom talks in greater detail about The River Singers (this is an extended version of the video on the book page.)

Featured books by Tom Moorhouse

Other books by Tom Moorhouse

The New Adventures of Mr Toad: Operation Toad!

The New Adventures of Mr Toad: Operation Toad!

Author: Tom Moorhouse Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/08/2018

There's something strange in the skies over Toad Hall - it's an airborne amphibian! Toad has a new paraglider but not the skill to control it. And when his haphazard flight - all recorded on his head-cam - reveals that whole swathes of the Wild Wood have vanished, it's up to Toad to catch the culprits! With the help of Teejay, Ratty, and Mo, Mr Toad has launched his riskiest mission yet. Can he stop the environmentally unfriendly weasels, or will Operation Toad leave him dangling in danger? With outrageous antics from Mr Toad, action-packed adventure from the start, and stylish two-colour illustrations from Holly Swain that capture all the comedy, this is a fantastic package for young readers.

The New Adventures of Mr Toad: Toad in Troubled Waters

The New Adventures of Mr Toad: Toad in Troubled Waters

Author: Tom Moorhouse Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2018

Teejay (which stands for Toad Junior), Mo and Ratty are fishing on the riverbank when their peace is disturbed by Toad's out of control river cruiser. Toad is obsessed with following some rather dubious treasure-hunt clues but who is setting the clues and why are they so keen to keep Toad away from Toad Hall? As the shady operations of the stoats and weasels continues, it's up to Toad's loyal friends to guide him out of troubled waters and keep his dignity intact! With outrageous antics from Mr Toad, action-packed adventure from the start, and stylish two-colour illustrations from Holly Swain that capture all the comedy, this is a fantastic package for young readers.

The New Adventures of Mr Toad: Toad Hall in Lockdown

The New Adventures of Mr Toad: Toad Hall in Lockdown

Author: Tom Moorhouse Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/07/2017

Mr Toad has the builders in, and they're busy filling Toad Hall with awesome gizmos and gadgets. But there's something odd about them: why don't their bushy tails look quite right? And why are they loading Mr Toad's furniture into their van? Squirrel skulduggery! Greedy weasels! Mr Toad will need help from Teejay, Ratty, and Mo to have a REMOTE chance of defending his home. Can he keep his property safe, or will Toad Hall be in lockdown? From the author of The River Singers and The Rising, this stylishly illustrated story is inspired by The Wind in the Willows.

The New Adventures of Mr Toad: A Race for Toad Hall

The New Adventures of Mr Toad: A Race for Toad Hall

Author: Tom Moorhouse Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2017

Teejay (which stands for Toad Junior), Mo and Ratty are exploring the ruined grounds of Toad Hall. After falling into a tunnel they discover something . . . someone in the ice house. It turns out to be Mr Toad and the children have found him in the nick of time: Wildwood Industrious (the shady operation run by the descendants of the Stoats and Weasels) is on the brink claiming legal ownership of Toad Hall. With outrageous antics from Mr Toad, action-packed adventure from the start, and stylish two-colour illustrations from Holly Swain that capture all the comedy, this is a fantastic package for young readers.

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 12 : The Crayfish Catchers

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 12 : The Crayfish Catchers

Author: Tom Moorhouse Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2017

Willow and Alder love racing down the river rapids and don't let the strong currents scare them. But will their newly-discovered taste for crayfish lead them into trouble? Oxford Reading Tree All Stars is an engaging chapter fiction series which combines age-appropriate content with imaginative stories, perfect for inspiring and stretching able infants. The series develops comprehension skills and provides a wide variety of fiction topics and styles, alongside illustrations that aid understanding. All the books in this series are carefully levelled, so it's easy to match every child to the right book - one which will develop their reading skills and fuel their love of reading. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Trickster

Trickster

Author: Tom Moorhouse Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/01/2016

First a rat must earn his name. Then he must live up to it. This is the story of Gabble, a young rat with a wild, beloved, but unpredictable brother, Ash. At the start of the book Ash tricks Gabble into going out with him on a 'name raid', a dangerous mission to earn a True Name, normally reserved for older rats. Gabble finds himself drawn into a perilous adventure, crossing boundaries, fighting with enemy rat packs, and eventually being forced to confront both his brother and himself in the most dramatic fashion.

The Rising

The Rising

Author: Tom Moorhouse Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/06/2015

When their uncle Sylvan pays an unexpected visit, bringing with him a terrible warning, young water voles Kale and Strife have no idea that their world is about to change for ever. Soon they'll be running for their lives as a new danger threatens to destroy everything and everyone they care about. Kale and Strife will need all their strength and courage to survive their journey into the unknown. But the shadows are full of enemies, and still more surprises lie in wait . . . will they ever make it back home again? This thrilling follow-up to the highly-acclaimed novel, The River Singers, will transport readers into a vivid world of riverbank creatures, where excitement and danger are never far away. Now available in a beautiful paperback edition, containing the original beautiful black and white illustrations by Simon Mendez.

The Adventures of Mr Toad

The Adventures of Mr Toad

Author: Tom Moorhouse Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2015

With stunning illustrations from David Roberts, and a sparkling new text from Tom Moorhouse, this is a glorious picture-book edition of The Wind in the Willows. Kenneth Grahame's children's classic has all the ingredients needed for a perfect picture book - great characters, humour, lots of adventure, and a heartwarming message about the true value of friendship. This is the perfect book to introduce a really young audience to Mole, Ratty, Badger and, of course, Mr Toad.

The River Singers

The River Singers

Author: Tom Moorhouse Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Something was approaching the burrow. Something deadly. Something that made Sylvan's fur bristle with fear . . . Knowing their lives are under threat, Sylvan and his brother and sisters have no choice but to abandon their burrow for ever. Together they set out on an epic journey along the Great River; but with dangers lurking at every turn, will they ever find a safe place to call home? Now available in paperback, this exciting and beautifully-illustrated animal adventure has the makings of a future children's classic. 'Just the sort of book I would have loved as a child.' Gill Lewis

The River Singers

The River Singers

Author: Tom Moorhouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2013

Something was approaching the burrow. Something deadly. Something that made Sylvan's fur bristle with fear ...Knowing their lives are under threat, Sylvan and his brother and sisters have no choice but to abandon their burrow for ever. Together they set out on an epic journey along the Great River; but with dangers lurking at every turn, will they ever find a safe place to call home? Adventurous, exciting, and bursting with charming illustrations - this is a book you'll want to treasure for ever.

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