What the Raven Saw

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An unlikely hero. An extraordinary story.

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 writing stories and working with books for a while now, switching back and forth from being a children's bookseller to working at the CAE, running the Book Groups program which reaches 1,000 book clubs nationwide. Sam-Ellen has a degree in Creative Arts and a Diploma in Book Publishing and Editing, with numerous short story wins under her belt. At only 23 years of age, Sam-Ellen has plenty more stories to tell – but the raven from What the Raven Saw made sure she got to his story first.