Where the River Rises: The Barn Chronicles #4
Boom Tree Publishing
Winner of the 2014 CSP International Book of the Year Award, Children's Category (8-12 years); Finalist Australasian CALEB Prize Best Children's Book 2014.
Book four of the multi-award-winning series The Barn Chronicles by N.Z author Rosie Boom.
As the Boom family begins a fourth year of living in their ninety-three-year-old barn, a terrible drought has Northland in its grip. The land turns brown, the Great River of Narnia falls, and the animals begin to suffer. As the relentless drought continues, thirteen-year-old Milly begins to think the rains will never come. But meanwhile there is a homestead to be finished and adventures to be had.
There are calves to rear, gardens to plant and endless firewood to be collected. When the drought finally breaks and the river rises again, The Ruins have been transformed into a home crafted with love, blood, sweat and tears. Milly can hardly wait to move in.
The time has come to leave the barn and begin a whole new adventure.
Paperback edition, 100 pen and ink illustrations.
"A modern-day 'Little House on the Prairie', and every bit as charming as that classic. My daughter sat spellbound as we read The Barn Chronicles. In an era where wholesome, entertaining children's novels are increasingly hard to come by, this series is a gem." ~ Lisa Taylor, mother, author.