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Shylo the little rabbit proves his worth in another story of courage and daring
Shylo is the smallest rabbit in his family, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t strong, courageous and clever too. Indeed, he’s a key member of the Royal Rabbits whose duty it is to protect Queen and country from their warren under Buckingham Palace. When Shylo returns home for a visit, he finds that the peace of the countryside has been disrupted. A no-good rabbit called Harlequin has set up a commune and persuaded the other rabbits that together they’ll find the legendary Golden Carrot, though it will bring great risk to them and national security. He’s reckoned without little Shylo and his fellow rabbits-in-arms though … A perfect mix of excitement and charm, this story also neatly delivers messages about the importance of self-belief, generosity and true courage. There’s a wonderful cast of characters, it reads aloud beautifully and Kate Hindley’s delightful illustrations are full of life and energy.
The 20th Century Fox animation of The Royal Rabbits of London is moving ahead as a hybrid-animated live-action feature film, with Will Davies confirmed to write the script. The Royal Rabbits of London was the first children’s book from the Montefiores and was inspired by their son Sasha, who imagined a society of rabbits living under Buckingham Palace, and developed with the advice of their daughter Lily when the children were seven and nine years old, respectively.
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The adventure continues for Shylo and his Royal Rabbit friends in this charming series from bestselling authors Santa Montefiore and Simon Sebag Montefiore and illustrator Kate Hindley, which shows that even the smallest rabbit can be the biggest hero. Life is an adventure. Anything in the world is possible - by will and by luck, with a moist carrot, a wet noise and a slice of mad courage! Now that Shylo is a Royal Rabbit, his life is full of adventure and new friends, but he still misses his mother and family. So he jumps at the chance to visit his home warren! As soon as Shylo arrives he finds something strange and dark going on. A mysterious bunny called Harlequin is on the farm, attracting many followers with his crazy singing and loopy dancing.
But Harlequin is also digging for the Golden Carrot, which, says an ancient legend, will give him power over over all humans and animals. Harlequin believes it's buried somewhere on the farm. Then as more followers flock to the warren, Shylo wonders if the hunt for the Golden Carrot is a fun game or if Harlequin is plotting world domination... And when the quest turns deadly, Shylo calls in the Royal Rabbits. Can they stop power-mad Harlequin? And who will find the Carrot first?
Praise for The Royal Rabbits of London:
`The Royal Rabbits of London is sweet, funny and beautifully illustrated' The Times
`Enchanting....Kate Hindley's illustrations are a treat' The Lady
`Packed with fun, fantasy and the sort of adventure guaranteed to have sticky little fingers hungrily turning the pages' The Mail on Sunday
|Publication date:||19th September 2019|
|Author:||Santa Montefiore, Simon Sebag Montefiore|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Reviewed by Children|
Santa Montefiore and Simon Sebag Montefiore are renowned storytellers whose globally bestselling books have been published in over forty languages. Both have written number one Sunday Times bestsellers. Santa Montefiore is a novelist. Simon Sebag Montefiore writes both fiction and non-fiction (to follow the author on twitter: @simonmontefiore. For more information: www.simonsebagmontefiore.com.) They are married, have two children and live in London.More About Santa Montefiore, Simon Sebag Montefiore
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