The Last Wild (#1)

Author: Piers Torday
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  • : $16.99(AUD)
  • : 9781780878300
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  • : May 2013
  • : 198mm X 132mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 19.99
  • : September 2013
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  • : Piers Torday
  • : Paperback
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Description

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 crazy. But the animals have something to say. And they need him. 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 overenthusiastic wolf cub, a military-trained cockroach, a mouse with a ritual for everything, and a stubborn girl named Polly. The animals saved Kester Jaynes. But can Kester save the animals?

Awards

Shortlisted for Waterstones Children's Book Prize: Fiction 5 - 12 Category 2014.

Reviews

'A darkly comic and hugely inventive adventure' --Eoin Colfer.

'Splendid stuff' Eva Ibbotson. 'A gripping, original and memorable debut' --Francesca Simon.

'I haven't read a book this good [...] since The Hunger Games' --Guardian.