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The Rising

Adventure is just a whisker away . . .

Author Tom Moorhouse

Suitable for:  9+ boys and girls.

Price:  £6.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-273483-9
Publication date: 02/07/2015
Paperback: 256 pages
Dimensions: 198x129mm

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Kale and Strife are two young water voles with a nose for trouble and an eye for adventure. But when their uncle Sylvan comes to stay, bringing news of a terrible danger, the voles are sucked into a quest that will test their courage to the limit. A thrilling new adventure from the author of The River Singers - now available in paperback.


  • A second thrilling adventure from Tom Moorhouse, featuring the wonderful characters of The River Singers (ISBN 9780192734815), which has garnered universal critical acclaim since publication.
  • Features over one hundred black and white illustrations by Simon Mendez, which bring the story vividly to life.
  • Unforgettable animal characters, a tense and exciting narrative, and a wonderfully lyrical style of storytelling - this is a proper children's book that manages to feel timeless whilst also appealing to modern children.
  • eBook available.
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This page was last updated on 10 August 2020 at 04:30 GMT


  • 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.' - The 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 beautiful uplifting story full of excitement, lyricism and peril... an exceptional series from an exceptional author' - Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Evening Post
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