The Crowstarver

A touching novel about the relationship between man and beast from a true master of storytelling.

From the moment he’s left as a foundling in a lambing-pen on Outoverdown Farm, Spider Sparrow is surrounded by animals. Adopted by the kindly shepherd and his wife, Spider comes to know all the farm creatures, including the crows he must scare away from the wheat. Every animal he meets trusts him, and Spider loves them all. It is his unique gift, but nothing else in his life comes so easily…

This book is read by noted actor Christian Rodska. Please see below for a sample.

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