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The Last Wild Trilogy: The Wild Beyond: Book 3

Piers Torday

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Interest age: from c 9 years, Fiction, Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage), Animal stories (Children's / Teenage)

FROM THE WINNER OF THE GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S FICTION PRIZE. This is the story of a boy named Kester. He has brought the animals of his world back from the brink of disaster, and he believes there is hope on the other side. And, he might just be right. The final heart-stopping instalment of the Dark Wild Trilogy.


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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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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