The Crowstarver
  • "The Crowstarver is a gripping and moving story set in a close-knit rural community in the early days of the Second World War. When a baby is found abandoned in a lambing pen he's adopted by the shepherd Tom Sparrow and his wife Kathy. As the boy grows up it's clear to everyone around him that the mystery of his birth is not the only thing about him that's special. John Joseph turns out to have an amazing gift with animals of all kinds. Foxes will eat out of his hand, hares and otters come close and he can even gentle a bucking bronco in true horse whisperer style. As the years pass, being different means John faces threats of all kinds, from

    ignorance and prejudice and the war itself.

    Full of unforgettable characters and scenes, The Crowstarver combines an action-packed and heart-warming story with powerful performances, beguiling animal puppets and a stunning live score."

    Adapted from the book by Dick King-Smith.

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