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  • Hodder Children's Books

Brunner

Geoffrey Malone

5 Reviews

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Fiction, Animal stories (Children's / Teenage)

A thrilling adventure story of a beaver's desperate fight to save his home from destruction.

When Brunner's family is killed by hunters, he treks across the snowy wilderness in search of a new home among the beavers of Lake Napachokee.

But nowhere is safe. Developers are bulldozing and dynamiting the lake to build a hotel, and all the animals are at risk. Yet - thought they are small - they are determined to resist the might of men and their deadly machines.

BRUNNER was originally published in 1994 as THE BATTLE FOR BEAVER LAKE.

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Praise for Brunner

  • ELEPHANT BEN: 'An exciting and immensely enjoyable adventure story ... A great read for any young wildlife enthusiast.' - The Northern Echo

  • compelling reading - The School Librarian

  • Review of 'Elephant Ben' from a child judge of the Stockton Award: '... definitely the most brilliant book I ever read. It's a definite 10/10!' Frederick Nattrass, aged 9.

  • The style is attractive and immediate, and might get boys (as well as girls) from 8 upwards, reading for pleasure - The School Librarian

  • KIMBA: 'Geoffrey Malone continues to be one of the great specialists of the animal novel.' - West of France review paper

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Geoffrey Malone

Geoffrey Malone spent most of his childhood in Africa, where he managed to avoid any formal education until the age of eleven. After school in England, he joined the army for sixteen years, then worked and travelled in North America. He became a broadcaster and wrote his first book about his nearest neighbours, a family of beavers: 'Brunner'. He lives happily in London with his wife and their cocker spaniel, Harriett, and advises charities dedicated to the preservation of endangered species. He has won the Children's Book of the Year prize in the French 'Tam-Tam, j'aime lire' competition, and the 'Prix Enfant-Grandparent Europeen' for 'Torn Ear'. He was also recently shortlisted for the Stockton Award for 'Elephant Ben'.

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