What the Raven Saw

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An unlikely hero. An extraordinary story.

Guidance: Ages 9+
What the Raven Saw, Samantha-Ellen Bound

An unlikely hero. An extraordinary story.

The raven doesn't want you to read his story. What if you find out the location of his treasure? Or worse, what if you learn his secret – that ravens can talk?

But you should read it, even though the raven wants to be left alone. A pesky pigeon, a beady-eyed weatherhen, a ghost boy and a lovestruck scarecrow will make sure this story isn't just about one grumpy raven. With their help, the raven will uncover a thief, sing his own song, and discover there's more to life than being magnificent.

Just promise that you won't steal his treasure.


2014 Children's Fiction

Available Formats

  • Paperback
    $16.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9781742757353
    Published: 01/02/2013
    Imprint: Woolshed Press
    Extent: 288 pages
  • eBook
    ISBN: 9781742757360
    Published: 01/02/2013
    Imprint: RHA eBooks Child
    Extent: 288 pages
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"A fabulous old-fashioned adventure story, full of laughter and tears, and one to be enjoyed as much by adults as children . . . Destined to be a classic!" - http://www.olvarwood.com.au/

"This quirky first novel narrated by a grumpy, self-obsessed raven is beautifully written and has a great deal to offer readers who like something a bit different . . . [The raven's] transformation is a delight to read about and lingers in the mind." - Angela Crocombe, http://www.readings.com.au/

"How I wish I could write like Ms Bound. She has created something magical, delightful, funny, sweet and enthralling. This book is a whimsical, delicious concoction of quirky characters and brilliant imagery, and its plot draws you in and refuses to let go." - Wendy Noble, Good Reading

Samantha-Ellen Bound

Samantha-Ellen Bound

Samantha-Ellen Bound has been an actor, dancer, teacher, choreographer, author, bookseller, scriptwriter and many other things besides. She has published and won prizes for her short stories and scripts, but children's books are where her heart lies. Dancing is one of her most favourite things in the whole world. She splits her time between Tasmania, Melbourne, and living in her own head.

Sam-Ellen is the author of Silver Shoes, a junior fiction dance series, and What the Raven Saw, a timeless tale for both children and adults.