Emma from Bookish in Crickhowell gives us this month’s recommendation
The Song of The Golden Hare
The boy knows his family is special; for centuries they have been guardians of the beautiful, magical Golden Hares, keeping them safe and secret from the rest of the world.
So the boy and his sister watch and follow the hares, and one day they are rewarded by an extraordinary once-in-a-lifetime experience. They witness the competition for the new queen of the Golden Hares, in which each young female must sing to win the crown, and the old queen must then make her perilous last journey to the island of the Golden Hares. When the children hear the hares sing, they are spellbound and their hearts are bound to the hares forever.
But others are searching for the Golden Hares, with hounds and evil intentions. As the hunters close in on the old queen, the boy and his sister find themselves singing the hares’ magical music. Is it possible that the hares can be saved by the Song of the Golden Hare?
The Song of the Golden Hare is a book that I’m sure will be loved by the whole family, and passed on down the generations. It reads very well as a bedtime story and the illustrations are wonderfully colourful and detailed.
Jackie Morris is an artist, illustrator and writer living and working in West Wales. She is a regular visitor to Crickhowell and there are usually signed copies of her books available in Book-ish.