Bravepaw – A Tail of Adventure: Bravepaw 1

Lili Wilkinson, illustrated by Lavanya Naidu

An epic Tail of Adventure! Can one gallant mouse find the Heartstone and save her homeland from destruction?

When the sky fills with shadows
And all is turned to grey
Bravepaw will come

When hope turns to ashes
And all have lost their way
Bravepaw will come

The heart will light the dark
Night will turn to day
When Bravepaw comes

Brought up on tales of the gallant mouse hero Bravepaw, Titch has always dreamed of adventure, but she never thought it would actually happen to her. Afterall, she is nobody special. She is the smallest mouse in her family, living in a peaceful little village where nothing exciting ever happens.

When dire trouble comes to the Plateau, Titch and her best-friend Huckleberry must set out on a dangerous quest to take the Heartstone to the heart of Alluria, and repair the crack in the sky before the whole world breaks apart. Can Titch ever hope to live up to the legend of Bravepaw?

A fully illustrated and brilliantly readable adventure full of magic and prophecy, quests, heroism and loyal friendship – the world of Bravepaw will hook young readers until the very last page. This is the stuff of legend.

Junior Illustrated Fiction

Lili Wilkinson & Lavanya Naidu

Lili Wilkinson is the award-winning author of sixteen books for children and teenagers, including After the Lights Go Out, The Erasure Initiative and How To Make A Pet Monster. Lili established the Inky Awards at the Centre for Youth Literature, State Library of Victoria. She has a PhD in Creative Writing, and lives in Melbourne with her husband, son, dog and three chickens.

Lavanya Naidu is a children’s book illustrator and animator, born and raised in Kolkata, India. Over the last decade she has worked on numerous kids’ books, animation projects and animation production. She now lives in Melbourne and recently completed her role as the head of design and episode director on the animated kids series The Strange Chores (season 2). In her spare time Lavanya enjoys collecting dinosaur models and tending to her ever-growing collection of plants!

Allen & Unwin

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Bravepaw – A Tail of Adventure: Bravepaw 1
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