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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 Illustrator: Holly Swain Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2018

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 Hall in Lockdown

The New Adventures of Mr Toad: Toad Hall in Lockdown

Author: Tom Moorhouse Illustrator: Holly Swain Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2017

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.

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 Illustrator: Maribel Lechuga 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

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.