Amanda Craig, The Times
‘very funny and surprising’
John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Here’s the back cover blurb:
Barney Willow thinks life couldn’t get any worse. He’s weedy, with sticky-out ears. Horrible Gavin Needle loves tormenting him – Barney has no idea why. And headteacher-from-hell Miss Whipmire seems determined to make every second of Barney’s existence a complete misery! Worst of all, Dad has been missing for almost a year, and there’s no sign of him ever coming home.
Barney just wants to escape. To find another life… Being a cat, for example. A quiet, lazy cat. Things would be so much easier – right?
Barney’s about to discover just how wrong he is. Because he’s about to wake up as a cat – and not just any cat. Gavin Needle’s cat…
SHADOW FOREST (UK)
“An outstanding piece of literature,” The Times
WINNER OF SEVEN AWARDS INCLUDING
THE NESTLE GOLD AWARD AND THE BLUE PETER BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD
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“Children with a taste for magic and fantasy will find both – and a dollop of humour – in this second tale of Samuel Blink . . . This entertaining thriller oozes comedy and suspense in equal measure” Daily Mail