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The Last Wild Trilogy


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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.


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 *

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