Like a diminutive Doctor Dolittle, young Evie can talk to the animals. It’s a habit that has landed her in trouble before but when an alarming number of animals start to go missing, Evie realises that she is the only one who can solve the mystery. Another winning children’s tale from the delightful Matt Haig.
Evie is a little girl with a special talent. She can talk to animals. But when she rescues the school rabbit Gerald, and sets him free, Evie lands in big trouble.
She promises her dad never to talk to animals again. For a whole year, Evie ignores them all. She doesn't chat to the birds and dogs. She even ignores a little, silver tabby cat who miaows: 'Help me! Help me!'.
But when Evie sees the same silver kitten on a missing poster, she secretly starts using her magical gift again.
Soon she discovers that this cat isn't the only animal to have gone missing in town. And if Evie won't find them, who will?
Publisher: Canongate Books
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 174 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm
'Teaches children not to worry about fitting in ... A suspenseful thriller, with a fine balance of peril and poignancy ... Haig is a deeply engaging writer. This book will appeal to a wide range of readers - not just those who worry about fitting in' - The Daily Telegraph
'Haig's exhilarating story has its fair share of thrills and spills but also plenty of important points to make about the interconnectedness of the natural world, environmental degradation, and humankind's mistreatment of animals' - The Financial Times
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