The Last Wild Trilogy: The Last Wild: Book 1 - The Last Wild Trilogy (Paperback)Piers Torday (author)
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One of the great eco-adventures for children, the first book in Torday’s Last Wild trilogy finds a boy who can communicate with animal pests set out on a thrilling and heartwarming mission.
From the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize
This is a story about a boy named Kester. He is extraordinary, but he doesn't know that yet. All he knows, at this very moment, is this:
1. There is a flock of excited pigeons in his bedroom.
2. They are talking to him.
3. His life will never be quite the same again...
Kester lives in a land in quarantine. A deadly virus has killed all the animals except pests and it's expected to be equally dangerous to humans. But when Kester realises he can talk to the pests, he finds they have great hope invested in him.
A captivating animal adventure destined to be loved by readers of all ages.
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 32 mm
Written in vivid and urgent style ... As thrilling as James and the Giant Peach ... The Last Wild may be as critical to the new generation as Tarka the Otter. * The Times *
Full of suspense without ever sacrificing warmth. -- Katherine Rundell
A darkly comic and hugely inventive adventure ... it could be the next big thing. -- Eoin Colfer
Gripping, original and memorable. -- Francesca Simon
A magnetic adventure ... find yourself glued like tar to this satisfying, spine-tingling book. -- Samuel H. (aged 10)
Wildly inventive, moving and gripping. -- Frank Cottrell Boyce
A must-read: brings to mind the smarts and silliness of Roald Dahl. * New York Post *
Inventive, with laughs, tears and cliffhangers. * Sunday Times *
I haven't read a book this good and interesting since The Hunger Games ... an edge-of-your-seat fast-paced read. * Guardian Children's website *
Splendid stuff -- Eva Ibbotson
An amazing story * The Guardian *
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's website. * Guardian Children's website *
'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. * Daily Mail *
'A darkly comic and hugely inventive adventure ... it could be the next big thing' Eoin Colfer. * Eoin Colfer *
'Gripping, original and memorable' Francesca Simon. * Francesca Simon *
'The sequel had better come soon' Observer. * Observer *
'Inventive, with laughs, tears and cliffhangers' Sunday Times. * Sunday Times *
'Thrilling ... Written in a vivid, urgent style, its sense of loss at all the creatures we have lost or are losing may be as critical to the new generation as Tarka the Otter' Times. * Times *
'Splendid stuff' Eva Ibbotson. * Eva Ibbotson *
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A post apoplectic animal adventure for the younger reader than the hunger games. A nice animal adventure which kids will love.
“The Last Wild”
A dystopian future tale that's a little bit different to the others. Can you imagine a world with no animals, no crops, and humanity eating gloop (flavoured gloop)? Kester is locked away in a facility for... More
“Review by Natalya (age 13)”
I really enjoyed this book. I found it extremely interesting. The book contained great characters, full of emotion and thoughts. The storyline was great, adventure, action and pure comedy. A great and fast read. I... More
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