LONGLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2022
'A remarkable and powerful book, the rarest of things ... Nicolson is unique as a writer ... I loved it' EDMUND DE WAAL
Few places are as familiar as the shore - and few as full of mystery and surprise.
As autumn begins, Moss and the Hidden Folk friends travel to their former home in Ash Row, to find the rare mortal child who can both see and talk to them. Can they prove the Wild World still needs guardians?
Each year, the landscape is becoming richer, wilder and better able to withstand the shocks of a changing climate.
But in the contested landscape of the Lake District, change is not always welcomed, and success relies on finding a balance between rewilding and respecting cherished farming traditions.
From bestselling author Kiran Millwood Hargrave and acclaimed illustrator Tom de Freston comes an extraordinary story about family, friendship and hope. Illustrated throughout in black, white and yellow, this stunning book is perfect for 9+ fans of David Almond, Sally Gardner and Frances Hardinge.