The River Singers

A thrilling adventure with the timeless appeal of The Borrowers

Author Tom Moorhouse

Suitable for:  9+ boys and girls

Price:  £6.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-273481-5
Publication date: 03/07/2014
Paperback: 256 pages
Dimensions: 198x129mm

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Four small water voles are about to embark upon a long and perilous journey along the Great River, but will they ever find a safe place to call home? Features beautiful black and white illustrations by Simon Mendez.


  • A truly unforgettable tale of adventure, courage, and survival against the odds - now available in a gorgeous paperback edition.
  • Features a wonderful cast of animal characters, including four adorable water voles, who children and adults will fall in love with.
  • Contains over one hundred exquisite black and white illustrations by Simon Mendez..
  • Written by an Oxford academic and water vole conservation expert.
  • Supported by a major marketing and publicity campaign that will get this book into as many children's hands as possible.
  • Sequel to be published October 2014.
  • eBook available.

This page was last updated on 06 August 2022 at 04:30 GMT


  • 'A hymn to nature, written with compassion and flair.' - Lauren St John, author of The White Giraffe
  • 'Just the sort of book I would have loved to have picked up as a child. I love the way Tom weaves in the natural history of the riverbank with a fast paced adventure.' - Gill Lewis, author of Sky Hawk
  • 'With echoes of The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame and Watership Down this is a wonderful story with a classic, traditional feel . . . An utterly lovely book and highly recommended.' - The Bookbag
  • 'This book became one of my favourites. I was worried what Sylvan, his brothers and sisters would do next! There was a lot of danger in their long journey. I couldn't wait to turn over the next page because I was full of excitement.' - Momo, age 8
  • 'The book was amazing - it was the best book that I have ever read. I felt like I was in the book. My eyes would just not stop reading. I will recommend it to lots of people.' - Lulu, age 9
  • 'The River Singers was so gripping that it was nearly impossible to put down. Five stars from me.' - By Kids for kids review, the Guardian online
  • 'A lyrical, emotion-packed story... stunning debut novel' - Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Evening Post
  • 'One of the most original and beautiful stories' - Teach Primary
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