When her parents and the other quiet, shy wombats of the Northern Forest are captured by the traitorous, carnivorous Tassie devils, Lola Budge, a talkative, adventure-seeking young wombat, embarks on a rescue mission, joined by a swamp water rat and a baby penguin.
For fans of the Warrior series and Redwall, Braver: A Wombat's Tale is an exciting new fantasy adventure novel for young readers from Suzanne Selfors and Walker Ranson.A 2021 Charlotte Huck Recommended Book Lola Budge isn't your average bare-nosed wombat. While her parents and neighbors in the Northern Forest want nothing more than peace and quiet, Lola loves to talk. Bored by the quiet routine of wombat life, Lola desperately wants something, anything, interesting to happen. But when Lola follows the terrifying sound of unfamiliar screeching, she discovers a predator who has been kept in exile for many generations. And this creature has captured the peaceful wombats and carted them away--including Lola's parents. To save her family, Lola will need help from the Queen of Tassie Island herself. But the road to the golden city of Dore is long and treacherous for a young wombat, especially with predators on the loose. To save the ones she loves, Lola will have to brave infested swamps, rushing rivers, and soaring heights, while encountering all sorts of strange critters, both friend and foe. At times exciting, at times heart-warming, this is the story of a wombat who is much braver than anyone imagined.
Publication Date: Jun-2020
Lexile Level: 0000
Ages: 09 - 12