The Last Wild Trilogy: The Wild Beyond

The Last Wild Trilogy: The Wild Beyond : Book 3

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AS SEEN ON BBC'S COUNTRYFILE

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...
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 38mm | 280g
  • Quercus Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1848669534
  • 9781848669536
  • 36,701

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An excellent, punchy adventure tale with vivid characters and an impassioned eco message. The Financial Times
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The sequel had better come soon. * Observer * An amazing story * The Guardian * Splendid stuff -- Eva Ibbotson 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 * Inventive, with laughs, tears and cliffhangers. * Sunday Times * A must-read: brings to mind the smarts and silliness of Roald Dahl. * New York Post * Wildly inventive, moving and gripping. -- Frank Cottrell Boyce A magnetic adventure ... find yourself glued like tar to this satisfying, spine-tingling book. -- Samuel H. (aged 10) Gripping, original and memorable. -- Francesca Simon A darkly comic and hugely inventive adventure ... it could be the next big thing. -- Eoin Colfer Full of suspense without ever sacrificing warmth. -- Katherine Rundell 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 * An excellent, punchy adventure tale with vivid characters and an impassioned eco message. * The Financial Times *
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About Piers Torday

Piers Torday began his career in theatre and then television as a producer and writer. His first book for children, The Last Wild, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Award and nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal. His second book, The Dark Wild, won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. There May Be A Castle was a People's Book Award finalist and a Times Children's Book of the Year. The Lost Magician was a Book of the Year in six national newspapers and won the Teach Primary Book Award. The follow up, The Frozen Sea, was published in 2019. Piers has also completed an unfinished novel by his late father Paul (author of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, The Death of an Owl) and adapted The Box of Delights and A Christmas Carol for the stage.
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Rating details

390 ratings
4.42 out of 5 stars
5 60% (233)
4 26% (101)
3 12% (46)
2 2% (8)
1 1% (2)
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