Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2018
Winner of the Best Story Blue Peter Book Award 2017
An Exclusive Waterstones’ Edition - with cover design by Fernando Juarez and illustrations by David Wyatt.
Podkin is the son of a warrior chieftain. He knows that one day it will be up to him to lead his warren and guard it in times of danger. But for now, he's quite happy to laze around annoying his older sister Paz, and playing with his baby brother Pook.
Then Podkin's home is brutally attacked, and the young rabbits are forced to flee. The terrifying Gorm are on the rampage, and no one and nowhere is safe. With danger all around them, Podkin must protect his family, uncover his destiny, and attempt to defeat the most horrifying enemy rabbitkind has ever known.
Combining something of the grand drama of Richard Adams’ Watership Down and Brian Jacques' Redwall in an adventure worthy of Patrick Rothfuss, our Children’s Book of the Month firmly sits author Kieran Larwood in the top flight of children’s fantasy fiction.
Stunningly illustrated throughout by The Hobbit and Alan Garner artist David Wyatt, this tale of how young rabbit Podkin ultimately rises to become a legendary warrior recently bagged the Blue Peter Book Award for Best Story. Exclusively for Waterstones, our edition also sports spectacular cover artwork by animator and illustrator Fernando Juarez.
Kieran Larwood was born in Kenya, but has lived most of his life in the UK, for many years on the Isle of Wight where he currently lives. His books include the Five Realms Series: The Legend of Podkin One-Ear and The Gift of Dark Hollow. He is also the author of The Peculiars, a novel about an intrepid group of Victorian misfits, which won the Times/Chicken House Children's Ficiton Prize in 2011. He’s a distant relative of the famous cricketer Harold Larwood (although he’s keen to stress that he can’t bowl for toffee).
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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