April 2013 Debut of the Month 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.
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for The Last Wild a small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'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.'
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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
Hinnie Broom age 10 it shows you how much we depend on animals 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
'A darkly comic and hugely inventive adventure ... it could be the next big thing' EOIN COLFER.
'Splendid stuff' EVA IBBOTSON.
Publication date: 01/08/2013
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
|Publication date:||28th March 2013|
|Publisher:||Quercus Publishing Plc|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Debuts of the Month, eBooks|
Piers Torday began his career in theatre and then television as a producer and writer. His bestselling first book for children, The Last Wild, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Award and nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal as well as numerous other awards. His second book, The Dark Wild, won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. The third book in the trilogy, The Wild Beyond, was published in 2015 to critical acclaim. His next book for children, There May Be a Castle, was published in October 2016. In regular demand as a speaker at schools and festivals, Piers is also a ...More About Piers Torday