The Last Wild
"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"
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.
Alternately somber, thrilling, and silly.
Publication Date: 01-Aug-2013