There is no friend as loyal as a book.

Ernest Hemingway




Join three extraordinary children as they fight to save what is most precious to them on the planet. On top of the hill overlooking the sea is a magical place. To Bea and Raffy, Ravenwood is home. To Noa it’s a welcome refuge. In its own way, the house rescued them, even with a fallen tree taking up most of the kitchen. But now they’re about to lose it and there is nothing the children can do. . .  Or is there? We all have choices. Bea can stow away across Europe on a train. Raffy can keep climbing the tree. And Noa can investigate who started the fire...     SUNDAY TIMES CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR "This is the sort of book you want to live in..."   AN OBSERVER CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR   BOOKSHOP.ORG CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE MONTH A captivating feat of storytelling and one that will make its permanent home in your heart" SUNDAY TIMES  BOOK OF THE WEEK "A sublime eco-adventure... a cracking thriller... another triumph" TIMES BOOK OF THE WEEK "'This perfect blend of ecological adventure and moving exploration of family and friendship confirms Costa award-winning Farrant’s exceptional talent." DAILY MAIL "Thought-provoking and hopeful" THE WEEK JUNIOR BOOK OF THE WEEK "A thrilling adventure" LANCASHIRE POST "Enchanting" DAILY TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE WEEK "Delightful and perfectly crafted" BOOKSELLER BOOK OF THE MONTH "One of the most accomplished children's writers around triumphs again with this engrossing and empowering story of fighting for what you believe in" Waterstones Best Children's Books "Everything the very best books are. Classic, modern, warm, righteous, brilliantly written and perfectly pitched." Katya Balen, author of Carnegie winner OCTOBER, OCTOBER  "Gripping, and important. I found myself waking up and wanting desperately to go and live in Ravenwood - I think all readers will." Joanna Nadin, author of Bafta award winner JOE ALL ALONE     FABER AND FABER, February 2023 Rights sold:  France, Editions Gallimard Italy, Edizione Piemme Audio, WF Howes          

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25/01/2024: I can still take bookings for World Book Week if you are based in London. If you're based further afield, I'll be very happy to visit later in the year!   December 2023: Slightly stunned and over the moon that THE RESCUE OF RAVENWOOD has been picked as The Sunday Times' CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR! Thank you, thank you, Sunday Times!   November 2023: So thrilled that THE RESCUE OF RAVENWOOD has been nominated for the Carnegie medal for Writing 2024.   October 2023: The summer and autumn have been a hive of activity, with lots of visits to schools and festivals both in person and online. Particular highlights included school outreach events at the North Cornwall and Isle of Wight festivals, and more recently a visit to Stroud Literary Festival and an online interview with ReadingZone. I'm starting to take bookings for next year, so please do get in touch if you would like a visit!   February 2023: THE RESCUE OF RAVENWOOD is's first CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE MONTH!    "Natasha Farrant’s tale of a family’s quest to save a pocket of nature is a triumph", says The Times. "A captivating feat of storytelling and one that will make its permanent home in your heart", says The Sunday Times.    THE RESCUE OF RAVENWOOD is Book of the Week in the Times and the Sunday Times, and one of the Sunday Times Best Children's Books of 2023.  

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