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The Last Wild Trilogy: The Last Wild: Book 1

Piers Torday

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Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)

Kester is extraordinary, but he doesn't know that yet. All he knows, at this very moment, is that there is a flock of excited pigeons in his bedroom and they are talking to him. His life will never be quite the same again...


AS SEEN ON BBC'S COUNTRYFILE

From the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize

This is a story about a boy named Kester. He is extraordinary, but he doesn't know that yet. All he knows, at this very moment, is this:

1. There is a flock of excited pigeons in his bedroom.

2. They are talking to him.

3. His life will never be quite the same again...

A captivating animal adventure destined to be loved by readers of all ages.

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Piers Torday

Piers began his career in theatre and then television as a producer and writer. His bestselling first book for children, The Last Wild, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Award and nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal as well as numerous other awards. His second book, The Dark Wild, won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. The third book in the trilogy, The Wild Beyond, was published in 2015 to critical acclaim. His next book for children, There May Be A Castle, will be published in October 2016.


The son of the late Paul Torday (author of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen) Piers recently completed his father's final unfinished novel, The Death of an Owl (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, April 2016).


In regular demand as a speaker at schools and festivals, Piers is also a reading helper with Beanstalk, a former judge on the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, a Patron of Reading at Heathmere School and a trustee of the Pleasance Theatre.


Born in Northumberland, he now lives in London with his husband and hopefully a cat.

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