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Leap, Hare, Leap!

Written by Dom Conlon

Illustrated by Anastasia Izlesou

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Ecological and Environmental Interest - Non Fiction Featured Books for 5+ readers Featured Books for 7+ readers The Natural World

A children’s tale addressing one of the UKs favourite mammals, whilst numbers decline

Suitable for all young nature lovers, combining both factual and poetical language children learn both about the dangers hares face and also develop their vocabulary with this new illustrated picture book.



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Hare numbers in the UK have declined by 80% since the late 19th century, according to the Hare Preservation Trust. With numbers declining, Dom Conlon has written a poetical tale to inform children about the importance of these beautiful creatures.

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Leap, Hare, Leap! Synopsis

‘The field grass hisses and Hare’s long ears rise like hands in class. She spies a flash of sunrise, a tail tipped with cloud and......quick as a sniff, she’s a firm-footed lea-leaper’  Leap, Hare, LEAP!

In the month that saw legal protection for the Scottish mountain hare imposed, Dom Conlon publishes his first poetical children’s tale with Graffeg is a lyrical tour through the different types of hare that can be found around the world, their habitats, and the threats they face. 

From the fields of Britain to the forests of Japan, the dry plains of America to the frozen Arctic, the reader joins a brown hare in a breathless chase as she seeks sanctuary from an unknown danger. Her plight takes her to the habitats of her cousins around the world and we learn what makes each species of hare unique and how they survive in such different worlds. Each new environment is vividly brought to life by the enchanting artwork of Anastasia Izlesou. This, together with Dom’s evocative and lyrical text, offers children the chance to explore nature in an inspiring and imaginative way.

The book is completed by a list of facts and figures about the hare which link to the main text, wonderfully combining the fantastical and the factual and showing how remarkable hares are in all their diverse forms.

Leap, Hare, Leap! Press Reviews

Praise for previous works by Dom Conlon:

‘Ingenious, engaging and charming.’  Jon Culshaw

‘…funny, tender poems for children.’  George Szirtes

‘Insightful, thought-provoking and fun, full of tenderness and wisdom.’ Nicola Davies 

‘big theories are approached with wonder and imagination.’ Claire Trévien, Sabotage Reviews

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ISBN: 9781913134921
Publication date: 16/07/2020
Publisher: Graffeg Limited
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781913134921
Publication date: 16th July 2020
Author: Dom Conlon
Illustrator: Anastasia Izlesou
Publisher: Graffeg Limited
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Ecological and Environmental, The Natural World

About Dom Conlon

Dom Conlon is a double Carnegie-nominated poet and author whose work is guided by nature and the stars. He’s written poetry and picture books, fact and fiction – sometimes all in the same book. Nicola Davies said Leap, Hare, Leap! is ‘full of the lushness of summer’. Chris Riddell said This Rock That Rock contained ‘words and pictures that are quite simply out of this world’. Dallas Campbell said Meet Matilda Rocket Builder is ‘a must read for all aspiring rocket scientists’. Dom hopes to inspire everyone to read and write poetry. ...

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