The Rising

The Rising

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'I came here to warn you. Before it's too late.' When their uncle Sylvan pays an unexpected visit, young water voles Kale and Strife know something exciting must be about to happen. Little do they know that soon they'll be running for their lives, as a new danger threatens to destroy everything and everyone they care about. Kale and Strife will need all their strength and courage to survive their journey into the unknown. But the shadows are full of enemies, and still more surprises lie in wait ...will they ever make it back home again? This thrilling follow-up to the highly-acclaimed novel, The River Singers, will transport readers into a vivid world of riverbank creatures, where excitement and danger are never far away. Contains beautiful black and white illustrations by Simon Mendez.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 148 x 212 x 26mm | 280g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • B/W
  • 0192734822
  • 9780192734822
  • 879,600

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'Following the perilous adventures of a family of voles, this is a really thrilling piece of storytelling.' Korky Paul, Sunday Express S Magazine 'A gripping and moving tale for children.' Martin Chilton, Telegraph 'Just the sort of book I would have loved as a child.' Gill Lewis, author of Sky Hawk 'Moorhouse's lyrical prose is captivating and this is without doubt a truly exceptional piece of storytelling.' Teach Primary 'Read the book... You won't regret it, I promise. There's a world to remember here.' The Bookbag 'It reminds me of Watership Down, but with water voles instead of rabbits, and personally I think The Rising is better.' Cool Kids' Creations, The Guardian 'This book is packed with detail about water voles and their habitat yet the detail never seems forced, enhancing rather than overtaking the story.' Edd Bankes, Armadillo Magazine 'Ecologist Tom Moorhouse transports us into a colourful world in this follow-up to The River Singers' BBC Wildlife 'Both gripping and moving' Carousel 'It's really really difficult to write animal stories which do justice to the nature of the animal and the human need for a human story...Tom Moorhouse has managed to produce yet another compelling story.' Melanie McDonagh, 'Children's books for Christmas', Spectator '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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18 ratings
4.38 out of 5 stars
5 44% (8)
4 50% (9)
3 6% (1)
2 0% (0)
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