WINNER OF THE GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S FICTION PRIZE 2014. Twelve-year-old Kester thought he had discovered the last wild animals in the land. He thought his adventure was over. He was wrong. Deep underground, a dark wild remains: animals who believe the time is right to rise up against their human enemies.
An excellent, punchy adventure tale with vivid characters and an impassioned eco message. * The Financial Times * 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 * 'A fantastic example of how a book for children can be serious without preaching ... a sobering parable about our attitude to the natural world' Gillian Cross, author. * Gillian Cross * 'A page-turner' The Telegraph. * Telegraph * 'An excellent, punchy adventure' Financial Times. * Financial Times * 'Standout winner ... effortlessly holds his readers' attention' Julia Eccleshare, Guardian. * Guardian * 'The definition of a good read' The Bookbag. * Bookbag * 'Wildly inventive, moving and gripping' Frank Cottrell Boyce. * Frank Cottrell Boyce *
About Piers Torday
Piers Torday was born in Northumberland. His career started in theatre and live comedy at the Edinburgh Festival. He then moved into television, where he develops programme ideas. Piers' father is the celebrated author Paul Torday (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen). The Last Wild is Piers' first novel.
The Last Wild Trilogy: The Dark Wild: Book 2 by Piers Torday
The Last Wild Trilogy
Used - Very Good
Hachette Children's Group
Winner of Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2014 Short-listed for Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2014
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