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By Ash, Oak<br>and Thorn by Melissa Harrison
By Ash, Oak and Thorn is published by Chicken House in paperback at £7.99.




Melissa Harrison

By Ash, Oak and Thorn

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

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 Prize.

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.

“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.


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