The Last Wild
Written by Piers Torday
Part of the The Last Wild Trilogy Series
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Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Prize 2014 Fiction for 5-12's category Now available in paperback - Do not miss this magical and astounding debut: The Last Wild by Piers Torday (yes mums and dads, his Dad Paul wrote Salmon Fishing in the Yemen) - a wonderfully imaginative tale of magical self-realisation and endless possibility. A truly inspirational book for kids that they'll love. It also introduces a bold new voice in children’s fiction with a story destined to be loved by readers of all ages. Perfect too, for children who love Michael Morpurgo, Eva Ibbotson and Roald Dahl.
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The Last Wild by Piers Torday
In a world where animals no longer exist, twelve-year-old Kester Jaynes sometimes feels like he hardly exists either. Locked away in a home for troubled children, he's told there's something wrong with him. So when he meets a flock of talking pigeons and a bossy cockroach, Kester thinks he's finally gone a bit mad. But the animals have something to say...The pigeons fly Kester to a wild place where the last creatures in the land have survived. A wise stag needs Kester's help, and together they must embark on a great journey, joined along the way by an over-enthusiastic wolf-cub, a spoilt show-cat, a dancing harvest mouse and a stubborn girl named Polly. The animals saved Kester Jaynes. But can Kester save the animals?
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Katie Humphreys age 10 I think this book was great because it had adventure, mystery and happiness in it. Click here to read the full review
Ewan Young, 10 The Last Wild is a really good book. It was so exciting I couldn't stop reading it! Click here to read the full review
Daisy Theobald, age 10 if you are an animal lover then this is the book for you....Click here to read the full review
Megan Lucius age 9 It is one of those books that you pick up and can’t put down because it sort of sucks you in. Click here to read the full review
Nathan Gray, age 9 I found the book very easy to read and very interesting. I am taking it into school where I will let some other kids in my class read it because I think they will enjoy it too. Click here to read the full review
Ben age 13 I enjoyed this book because it was interesting to read and gave an insight to people who can’t easily communicate with other people. Click here to read the full review And Click here to visit Ben's BooK Blog!
Joseph Cattrell - 'This is an outstanding book which leaves the reader guessing; each cliff hanger leaves you wanting to read more and more and not put the book down.' Click here to read the full review
'Splendid stuff' Eva Ibbotson
. 'The sequel had better come soon Observer
. 'I haven't read a book this good and interesting since The Hunger Games ... an edge-of-your-seat fast-paced read Guardian Children
. 'An action-packed, dystopian eco-thriller with memorable characters, both animal and human, and a powerful message about the interdependence of man and nature. A promising debut Daily Mail
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1st August 2013
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