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Beaver Towers
Beaver Towers first edition cover.jpg
Cover of the first edition
Author Nigel Hinton
Language English
Genre Children's fiction, fantasy
Publisher Abelard-Schuman (original USA), Knight, Galaxy, Puffin Books (current)
Publication date
4 September 1980
Media type Hardback, Paperback, E-book
ISBN 978-0200727259
Followed by Beaver Towers: the Witch's Revenge 

Beaver Towers is a children's fantasy novel by British author Nigel Hinton which was first published in 1980. It was his first novel written for children and is the first installment in the Beaver Towers series. It follows the story of Philip, a schoolboy dragged off by his kite to an island ruled by intelligent talking animals under threat from a wicked witch and her servants.


The author wanted to write a story sending a young boy to an island with the kind of dangers, magic and excitement not expected to be found in reality, and someone mentioned kites.

The series

The books in the series are:

  1. Beaver Towers (1980)
  2. The Witch's Revenge (1981)
  3. The Dangerous Journey (1986); also published as Run to Beaver Towers
  4. The Dark Dream (1997)
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