By Ash, Oak and Thorn (Paperback)
  • By Ash, Oak and Thorn (Paperback)

By Ash, Oak and Thorn (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 06/05/2021
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Inspired by the children’s classic The Little Grey Men, nature writer and novelist Melissa Harrison weaves an enchanting tale of three ancient beings of the wild and their journey through countryside and cityscape in pursuit of a new place to live.

A breathtaking tale of the rich, wild world and all its wonder from acclaimed nature writer and Costa Award-shortlisted novelist, Melissa Harrison - the perfect read for children for spring and summer!

Three tiny, ancient beings - Moss, Burnet and Cumulus, once revered as Guardians of the Wild World - wake from winter hibernation in their beloved ash tree home. When it is destroyed, they set off on an adventure to find more of their kind, a journey which takes them first into the deep countryside and then the heart of a city.

Helped along the way by birds and animals, the trio search for a way to survive and thrive in a precious yet disappearing world ...

The breathtaking children's debut from acclaimed nature writer and literary fiction novelist, Melissa Harrison, author of All Among the Barley and At Hawthorn Time: shortlisted for the Costa Book Award and longlisted for the Baileys Prize. Inspired by 1942 classic The Little Grey Men by BB, with shades of The Borrowers. A tale of disappearing wilderness that couldn't be more relevant in today's environmental crisis, brought to life for children by three tiny, funny, eternal beings - the hidden folk.

Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
ISBN: 9781913322120
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 190 g
Dimensions: 199 x 150 x 19 mm

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“Truly delightful!”

I ordered this book after reading the blurb and seeing the cover art, thinking that it looked like a rather adorable read, akin to The Borrowers from my youth.
I am pleased to report that the tale of Cumulus, Moss and... More

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“Charming and timeless”

I read Melissa Harrison's “All Among the Barley” a couple of years ago and thought it was absolutely brilliant, so I was very intrigued to see that she'd written a children's book and immediately wanted... More

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“Beautiful cover and gentle wonderful story”

Thank you to the publishers for this review copy.
The finished article has a gorgeous cover, so congratulations to the cover designer.
The story is gentle and very much a story of nature, looking at seasons, plants,... More

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