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Beautifully illustrated, this is a magical story celebrating the survival of the Golden Hares and especially the protection of their queen. Growing up in the country, the boy knows that he and his family are special and different. While those around them hunt the Golden Hares, they protect them and listen to their song. But can the boy keep the Golden Hares safe when others are so determined to attack them? Jackie Morris vividly brings alive this wonder of nature and the struggle to keep a very special creature alive.
He loved hares for their twilight dancing wildness, the light in their amber eyes, their long velvet ears, their speed. He loved music for the way it made his heart dance inside him.
He had been waiting all his life, hoping to hear the hare's song...The boy and his family are special. While others hunt the hares, his family search for leverets orphaned by the hunt and keep them safe. But this isn't why they are special. It is because they hold the secret of the song of the golden hare. When the hares begin to move across the land the boy and his sister know that their greatest challenge has begun. They must follow and watch and wait until the time comes for the old queen to leave and her child to reign in her place. But others are searching for the golden queen of the hares, a hunter with two hounds, one silver, one black. Can two children, on their own, keep the golden queen safe from the man and his hounds?
|Publication date:||3rd October 2013|
|Publisher:||Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers, 7+ readers|
Jackie Morris lives in Wales, where she writes and paints. She has two children, a small pack of dogs and a small pride of cats. She exhibits her paintings in galleries nationwide. Her internationally bestselling picture books for Frances Lincoln are Ted Hughes’ How the Whale Became; Mariana and the Merchild; The Snow Leopard; Can You See a Little Bear?; The Snow Whale; Lord of the Forest; as well as those she has both written and illustrated, The Seal Children; The Time of the Lion; Little One We Knew You’d Come; Tell Me a Dragon; The ...More About Jackie Morris