9780147509659

The Last Wild

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  • ISBN13:

    9780147509659

  • ISBN10:

    0147509653

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/22/2015
  • Publisher: Puffin

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Summary

"A hugely inventive adventure."
—Eoin Colfer, New York Times bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series
 
In a world where animals are slowly fading into extinction, twelve-year-old Kester Jaynes feels as if he hardly exists either. He’s been locked away in a home for troubled children and is unable to speak a word. Then one night, a flock of talking pigeons and a bossy cockroach come to help him escape, and he discovers that he can speak—to them. And the animals need him. Only Kester, with the aid of a stubborn, curious girl named Polly, can help them survive.
 
The animals saved Kester. But can he save them?
 
"When ninety-nine pigeons smash through the windows of Kester's prison and carry him North to the last of the animals…. it's a moment as thrilling as when James flies off in the Giant Peach. Highly recommended"
The Times (UK)
 
“Combines a great fondness for animals with an appreciation of the freakish…. The reserved narrative tone and tender yet peculiar view of animals give this piece its own offbeat flavor.”
Kirkus Reviews
 
“Alternately somber, thrilling, and silly.”
Publishers Weekly

Author Biography

Piers Torday was born in Northumberland, which is possibly the one part of England where more animals live than people. After working as a producer and writer in theatre, live comedy and TV, he now lives in London – where there are more animals that you might think. The Last Wild is followed by the sequel (and concluding volume) The Dark Wild. You can find out more about Piers and follow his blog at www.pierstorday.co.uk.

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