Evie and Rhino

By Neridah McMullin

Illustrated by Astred Hicks

A girl with a tragic past and a rhinoceros facing life in captivity form an unlikely and magical bond after a fateful storm. An engaging and moving tale about love, connection and the healing power of friendship.

1891 On a stormy night off the coast of southern Australia, a ship transporting a cargo of exotic animals tosses and turns in enormous seas, and a young rhino cries out in fear. A few miles inland, ten-year-old Evie and her grandfather shelter in their crumbling, once-grand old home. They know too well how deadly storms can be. When all is calm, Evie treks down to the water and makes an extraordinary discovery. A discovery that will change her life, and Rhino’s, for ever.

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 8+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781529511154
  • Published: 06 Jul 2023
  • Price: £7.99
  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 272

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'Oh, this book is just exquisite. It’s my favourite book of the year so far! It’s like being wrapped up in a warm blanket of love while drinking a mug of something hot and a comforting apple pie […] I cannot wait for my daughter to read this book because I know she will adore it too. A squillion stars for this one!' Mini Travellers Blog

'It is a story based on true events, introduces readers to some fascinating facts about animals and fauna in Australia, and will make your heart sing. […] . This story exudes love and the magical connections and healing powers that true friendship brings.' Armadillo Magazine

'A truly memorable tale of rediscovering your inner strength and your voice, and the healing power of friendship.' Red Reading Hub

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