Paperback Tarka the otter /
Publication year: 1995
Media class: Paperback
Edition: 6th ed.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 0140366210 9780140366211 (pbk): 0140366210 : 0141301635 : 9780140366211 :
A story of an otter living in the Devonshire countryside, which captures the feel of life in the wild as seen through the otter's own eyes.
Originally published 1927.
Audience: Young readers
Series title: Puffin modern classics
Extent: 277p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
This is a story for children but perhaps better read to them than by them? It is beautifully and complexly written giving a passionate insight some of which is brutal and sad. I loved it but it is not a simple read. The notes on the challenges of the author only add to the beauty of his writing.