Sage Hedgehog
Sage Hedgehog's vision
Name Sage Hedgehog
Species European Hedgehog
Gender Male
Mate Unknown
Offspring Several unnamed hedgehogs
First Book Appearance Farthing Wood: The Adventure Begins

Sage Hedgehog is a hedgehog from Farthing Wood: The Adventure Begins. He is somewhat of a prophet amongst the other hedgehogs.

Farthing Wood: The Adventure BeginsEdit

Sage Hedgehog awoke after the winter and he has a vision of a nature reserve and a white stag. He tells the other hedgehogs about this, but they shun him. They same with the foxes, stoats and weasels, though the badgers believe him.

He is always trying to convince the foxes not to harm the Farthing Wood Otters, especially after Lean Vixen and Sly Stoat give them poisoned voles. When the foxes are searching for the otters, he tells Stout Fox that he will take no part in their feud, and that he wishes the otters no harm.

At the Assembly, he doesn't say much to the larger animals until the very end when he talks to Kindly Badger about how it was a failure. Soon Sage Hedgehog spies two men in the Wood taking measurements of it for the nearby construction company.

After the deaths of Lean Fox and Vixen, he tells the others that he knew the two would be the first to die (like he predicted earlier), and the animals begin to listen to him.

At the end of the novel, Sage Hedgehog has one last vision of a leader and the one that saves them all, predicting what is to happen in The Animals of Farthing Wood.


Characters from Farthing Wood: The Adventure Begins
Main Characters
Stout FoxStout VixenLong-WhiskersLean FoxLean VixenSly Stoat
Major Secondary Characters
Lightning WeaselSleek OtterLame OtterQuick WeaselWily StoatSage Hedgehog
Slow OtterSmooth Otter
Minor Characters
Kindly BadgerJayNervous SquirrelYoung BadgerOtter CubsFarthing Wood OttersUnnamed fox cubOwl

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