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!
'Timely and magical, it will open the young reader's eyes
to the wonders of the natural world.' NATASHA FARRANT
'Each page brims with the wonder of our natural world, so
much to learn but all a sheer delight.' PIERS TORDAY
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
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.