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The Legend of Podkin One-Ear (Paperback)
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The Legend of Podkin One-Ear (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 01/06/2017
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Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2018

Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month June 2017

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.

Crunch, crunch. Crunch, crunch. The sound of heavy footsteps, trudging through knee-deep snow, echoes through the night’s silence.
A thick white blanket covers the wide slopes of the band of hills known as the Razorback Downs. Moonlight dances over it, glinting here and there in drifts of sparkles, as if someone has sprinkled the whole scene with diamond dust.

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
ISBN: 9780571340200
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 279 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm
Edition: Main

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The immense joy of being a bookseller lies in the rare moments when you come across a treasure of a book that you can't wait to tell people about. This is one of them.
Podkin the rabbit is the spoilt, lazy son of... More

Hardback edition
6th November 2016
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“A Truly Wonderful Fantasy”

I absolutely adored Podkin One-Ear and I think it is safe to say it has been favourite children's fantasy of the year. My initial way to describe this book is that it is The Name of the Wind, but for kids and... More

“Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit with rabbits is a winning combination!”

Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit with rabbits, need I say more?
The Gorm immediately reminded me of the ringwraiths, rabbits corrupted by the power of iron. The Gorm riding iron riddled rats sounded so much like the... More

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