This exciting fantasy adventure tale tells the story of Podkin, the lazy rabbit son of the chieftain of Munbury Warren. When evil creatures called Gorm invade Podkin's home, he, his older sister Paz, and little brother Pook are able to escape. They take and protect a magical dagger the Gorm are seeking. Beautiful, descriptive language brings the rabbits' many adventures to life as they flee to safety. With the help of his sister and brother, as well as friends made on his journey, Podkin gains confidence to become a brave chieftain. This is storytelling at its best!— Barbara Katz
Middle-earth for middle graders: From the Publisher ofThe Hobbit and Lord of the Rings comes a new young reader fantasy series that proves you don't have to be brave or powerful to do great things.
In a classic fantasy world of anthropomorphic rabbits, three young siblings are on the run from the villainous Gorm tribe who have killed and enslaved their clan. Podkin, once destined to be clan leader, has always been spoiled, but now he must act bravely as he, his older sister, and baby brother flee for their lives.
Facing pursuit and treachery, the three collect allies in their search for refuge, until at last they are ready to fight back against the Gorm and attempt to rid the land of an evil scourge.
About the Author
Kieran Larwood has been passionate about stories and storytelling since reading The Hobbit at age six. He is a father, children’s book author, and former teacher. He lives in England. Visit him online at kmlarwood.com and on Twitter @kmlarwood.
David Wyatt’s art graces books by many of the world’s preeminent fantasy authors, including Tolkein, Pratchett, Le Guin, and Pullman. He lives in England. Visit him online at davidwyattillustration.com.
★ "Larwood tells a rousingly good tale while creating a sturdy narrative structure for the Longburrow series." –Booklist, starred review
"Adventure-seeking fantasy lovers, especially Redwall fans, will enjoy this nicely illustrated tale of rabbits fighting oppression and succeeding despite great odds." –School Library Journal
"An original fantasy with warrior rabbits, fierce foes, sibling loyalty, riveting adventure, and genuine storytelling." –Kirkus