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Can one hare alone change the world? A captivating animal adventure destined to be loved by audiences of all ages.

One frosty winter's night, a pure white calf is born on an ordinary muddy farm in the light of a silver moon. This is the legendary Mooncalf, whose arrival has been foretold since the dawn of time. Hare knows immediately that if the calf is not saved, it will be the end of all things.

According to a dream passed down from animal to animal, if the calf dies, a great terribleness will come - rising seas, a plague, skies raining down fire...and Hare vows to protect Mooncalf with his life.

Upon Mooncalf's arrival, the old bull summons all the animals of the farm and tells them of this dream, warning that they must help Hare in his mission before it is too late.

But it's easier said than done, and soon Hare realises that he must act on his own.

A stunning prequel to the award-winning best-selling The Last Wild trilogy, with themes of climate change, hope and friendship.

©2021 Piers Torday (P)2021 Hodder Children's Books

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"Piers Torday is the new master of books for children who like magic and modernity with their lust for adventure." (The Times

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