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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. With beautiful black and white illustrations throughout by Simon Mendez these combine with great storytelling draw the reader into the sights and sounds of the riverbank and the world of the vole.
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.
Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the first title in this series, The River Singers.
Praise for The River Singers:
'Does for the vole what Babe author Dick King-Smith did for the pig.' The Times
'This confident debut shares The Wind in the Willows' charm.' Guardian
'This is a perfect book to read together; the characters are charming and the book is well illustrated.' Children's Bookseller's Choice
A wonderful, exciting adventure with appealing characters that you grow to care about. An utterly lovely book and highly recommended. The Bookbag
'A gripping and moving tale for children.' Martin Chilton, Telegraph
'Just the sort of book I would have loved as a child.' Gill Lewis, author of Sky Hawk
Publication date: 02/07/2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
|Publication date:||2nd July 2015|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Animals|
|Recommendations:||eBooks, Reviewed by Children|
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 ...More About Tom Moorhouse