August 2018 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month August 2018 | A thought-provoking and touching story of the bond between children and nature, from renowned storyteller and award-winning author Gill Lewis.
Award-winning Gill Lewis is renowned for her skilful capturing of the healing power of human/ animal friendships and the importance of nature to all – and especially to children who grow up without much chance to explore it. Searching for a secret place where they can practise their skateboarding, Izzy and Asha discover the perfect spot – the site of an abandoned gas works. But they are not the first to find it. The gas works site is also home to a wounded wolf. Knowing that they must keep its existence a secret the girls take care of the wolf and, in doing so, become involved in keeping the patch of wasteland safe from developers. It is a heartwarming story with a deep theme written in a highly readable way.
Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for August 2018
Once Upon A Wild Wood by Chris Riddell
Oscar and the CATastrophe by Sarah Horne
Run Wild by Gill Lewis
Peril in Paris (Taylor & Rose: Secret Agents) by Katherine Woodfine
The Garden of Hope by Isabel Otter
Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+
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Izzy and Asha need a space to call their own, away from difficult families, the Skull brothers and the trouble they bring. But the derelict building site where they stake their claim already belongs to something else, a wilderness they never expected and an injured wolf that desperately needs their help. Can they reconnect to the wild and save the wolf? Or is their pack too weak to fight much stronger powers?
A stunning tale of our lost connection to nature and the wild that hides in us all, from renowned storyteller Gill Lewis.
Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+.
"As a storyteller, Gill Lewis should be cherished and revered. The message of 'Run Wild'' is important, nay, essential" Family Bookworms
"A thought-provoking novel that explores the connection between children and the natural world ...
there is a little bit of wild inside us all that risks being lost in the crowdedness of modern life." Books for Topics
"An absolute triumph ... it's definitely earned a place on my classroom bookshelf just as it should yours!" The Reader Teacher
"Secrets and solidarity in a powerful contemporary story exploring the bond between children and nature." The Bookseller
"A lovely, intelligent and heart-warming story of children finding a wolf in their city's wastelands...Marvellous" Bookbag Blog
|Publication date:||16th July 2018|
|Publisher:||Barrington Stoke Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Romance / Relationship Stories|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, Julia Eccleshare's Picks|
Before she could walk, Gill Lewis was discovered force-feeding bread to a sick hedgehog under the rose bushes. Now her stories reflect her passion for wild animals in wild places. She draws inspiration from many of the people she has had the fortune to meet during her work as a vet, both at home and abroad. Gill’s first novel, Sky Hawk, has been nominated for a total of fifteen book awards including the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, the Red House Children’s Book Award, and the CILIP Carnegie Medal. Her second novel, White Dolphin, ...More About Gill Lewis