The Last Wild (#1)

Author(s): Piers Torday

Middle Fiction (Reading Age 10-13 years)

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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Shortlisted for Waterstones Children's Book Prize: Fiction 5 - 12 Category 2014.

'A darkly comic and hugely inventive adventure' --Eoin Colfer.

'Splendid stuff' Eva Ibbotson. 'A gripping, original and memorable debut' --Francesca Simon.

'I haven't read a book this good [...] since The Hunger Games' --Guardian.

Piers Torday was born in Northumberland. His career started in theatre and live comedy at the Edinburgh Festival. He then moved into television, where he develops programme ideas. Piers' father is the celebrated author Paul Torday (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen). The Last Wild is Piers' first novel.

General Fields

  • : 9781780878300
  • : Hachette Children's Group
  • : Quercus Children's Books
  • : June 2012
  • : 198mm X 132mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Piers Torday
  • : Paperback
  • : 816
  • : 823.92
  • : 320