FROM THE WINNER OF THE GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S FICTION PRIZE
A thrilling animal adventure for fans of Roald Dahl, David Walliams and Katherine Rundell
This is the story of a boy named Kester. He has rescued the last wild animals in the world, and saved his capital city from destruction. But now he must face his greatest challenge yet, because:
1. The only blue whale on the planet has brought news from across the ocean
2. A mysterious steel dome has risen from the Four Towers
3. Out there, somewhere, a brave mouse holds the key to the future...
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 287 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 38 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 *
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