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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-... MoreThe Adventures of Mr Toad

(4 reviews) Review
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 ... MoreThe New Adventures of Mr Toad: A Race for Toad Hall

(2 reviews) Review
4th February 2016


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... MoreTrickster

(1 review) Review
3rd July 2014

The River Singers

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

(0 reviews) Review
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... MoreThe Rising

(0 reviews) Review
31st October 2015

Het Overstroomde Land

Als hun oom Sylvan onverwacht op bezoek komt, voelen de jonge woelratten Kale en Strife aan hun snorharen dat er iets sp... MoreHet Overstroomde Land

(0 reviews) Review
31st October 2015

De Lokroep van de Rivier

Sylvan en zijn broer en zusters moeten zich tot hun schrik opeens alleen zien te redden, hoe jong ze ook zijn. Op hun la... MoreDe Lokroep van de Rivier

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

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30th November 2016

A 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... MoreA Wisp of Wisdom: Animal Tales from Cameroon

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