Review by Delphie
Year Group Year 6
The legend of Podkin One-ear begins by saying "Back when rabbits were small twitchy things, warrens were little more than a collection of holes and tunnels. Now... there are entire villages and cities built under the earth, Completely out of sight." This sets the scene for the book. The book is about rabbits, warrior rabbits. At the start of the book, a bard ( A travelling story teller) comes to a warren on Bramblemas eve (Christmas eve) and tells the little rabbits the story of Podkin One-ear.
Podkin is the son of the chieftain and set to become one, some day. But, there's one problem. Podkin doesn't want to be chieftain. He much prefers day dreaming and frolicking in the fields around the warren. He has two siblings - an older sister named Paz and a baby brother named Pook. On one unlucky Bramblesmas the Gorm (rabbits that are cursed and turned into monsters) attacked Podkin's warren. They killed his Father and battle began in their warren. Their Mother showed them a secret way out and and gave them a enchanted dagger and they escaped.
After this catastrophe, they had to wander in the snow seeking refuge for a few weeks. They had many more close calls with the Gorm in this time. In one of them Podkin lost his ear!
A rabbit they stayed with for a short time told them to go to a warren called Bone Root which was a market. When they got there they got kidnapped by some evil rabbits called Shape and Quince.
Will they find a way to escape?
Will they avenge their Fathers death?
Is their Mother still alive?
Over all, the Legend of Podkin One-ear is an excellent , gripping and well written book. There are some scary bits, gory bits, happy bits, and sad bits. I think the author meant the main characters (Podkin, Paz and Pook) to be like the refugee children who have to escape their homes to survive.
Marks out of 5?
5 - Excellent