The Rescue of Ravenwood

The Rescue of Ravenwood


From 2020 Costa Award Winning author of Voyage of the Sparrowhawk comes an epic adventure with a call to arms: we must fight to save the most treasured things on our planet.

To Bea, Noa and little Raffy, Ravenwood is home. In its own way, the house rescued them, even if it did have a fallen-down tree taking up most of the kitchen. And, of course, beyond the house is the garden, with its lake teeming with wildlife, its ancient trees, home to many a den, and the secret cove where you can jump from the rocks into the clear blue sea . . .

So the idea that Ravenwood could be sold. Demolished even. Well, that's unthinkable.

Then again, it's not like the children get a choice.

But the truth is, we all make our own choices. It's just a matter of deciding what we really care about.

In the wild garden of a clifftop house, three very different children race against the clock to rescue an ancient tree from destruction, repairing their fractured families in the process.

Our Review

Bea and Raffy came to Ravenwood when they were babies and have been friend's ever since. Ravenwood is a sanctuary for them and for nature. A haven. When someone threatens to take it away they join forces with Noa to prevent that from happening. 

"The point is, it's a place people come back to. A place people fight for." 

The Rescue of Ravenwood is a fun story for older children (and adults.) It has a focus on unconventional families and is heavily focused on environmental concerns. It is also an incredibly enjoyable read. 

The book gave me a feel of Stand by Me and the like. The underlying theme of the story is childhood friendship, as well as what it means to be a family.

"Come on, lets make a pact. All three of us! Put your hands on mine. Come on. Now say after me: I swear to make this the perfect Ravenwood summer." 

This was a beautifully written book and took me just a single afternoon to read. I will defintely read more of this author's work. 

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