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Tom Moorhouse

  • 5 stars across 14 books
    Tom Moorhouse Biography
    Tom Moorhouse is an unusual mix - half children's author and half research ecologist at Oxford University. His debut novel The River Singers (2013) won the 2015 Quality Fiction category of the North Somerset Teachers' Book Awards. It was nominated for the 2015 Carnegie Medal, longlisted for the 2015 UKLA and 2014 Branford Boase awards and shortlisted for the 2016 Stockton Children's Book of the Year. Its sequel The Rising was published in 2014. His latest, Trickster (2016), was nominated for the 2016 Carnegie Medal. In 2017 his first follow-ups to The Wind in the Willows (A Race for Toad Hall and Toad Hall in Lockdown) came out. 

    Tom Moorhouse Facts
    In 2016 he gathered together some of his fellow authors, Lantana Publishing and a crowdfunding campaign to create A Wisp of Wisdom, giving Cameroonian children back their stories. 

    His books have so far been translated into seven languages, the French translation of The River Singers winning Le Prix LibbyLit for junior fiction in 2014. 

    Our favourite Tom Moorhouse Book Characters
    Gabble - from Trickster
    Mr Toad - from The Adventures of Mr Toad
    18th February 2015

    The Adventures of Mr Toad

    With stunning illustrations from David Roberts, and a sparkling new text from Tom Moorhouse, this is a glorious picture-... More

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    19th January 2016

    Trickster

    First a rat must earn his name. Then he must live up to it. This is the story of Gabble, a young rat with a wild, belov... More

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    3rd July 2014

    The River Singers

    Something was approaching the burrow. Something deadly. Something that made Sylvan's fur bristle with fear . . . Kno... More

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    17th June 2015

    The Rising

    When their uncle Sylvan pays an unexpected visit, bringing with him a terrible warning, young water voles Kale and Strif... More

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    31st October 2015

    Het Overstroomde Land [The Rising]

    'I came here to warn you. Before it's too late.' When their uncle Sylvan pays an unexpected visit, young water voles Kal... More

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    31st October 2015

    De Lokroep van de Rivier [The River Singers]

    Four small water voles are about to embark upon a long and perilous journey along the Great River, but will they ever fi... More

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    2nd March 2017

    The New Adventures of Mr Toad: A Race for Toad Hall

    Teejay (which stands for Toad Junior), Mo and Ratty are exploring the ruined grounds of Toad Hall. After falling into a ... More

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    23rd February 2017

    Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 12 : The Crayfish Catchers

    Willow and Alder love racing down the river rapids and don't let the strong currents scare them. But will their newly-di... More

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    30th November 2016

    Wisp of Wisdom: Animal Tales from Cameroon

    As the sun rises behind Mount Yuhan, a leopard, a hornbill, a civet and a tortoise ascend a ladder into the clouds. A fl... More

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