The Crowstarver

Discovered as a foundling in a lambing pen, Spider Sparrow is a disabled boy who grows up surrounded by animals. From sheep and horses to wild otters and foxes, Spider loves them all, even the crows.

Amazingly, every animal who meets Spider implicitly trusts the young boy. This magical rapport is Spider’s unique gift, but nothing else in his tough life is so easy.

This touching story is suitable for older readers and adults, and the beautiful cover illustration is by the talented Josie Portillo.

Here’s what the great Phillip Pullman had to say about The Crowstarver –

Dick King-Smith site illustration