The Dark Wild (The Last Wild #2)

Author(s): Piers Torday

Middle Fiction

The sequel to The Last Wild, which The New York Post calls "A whimsical yet thoughtful tale that brings to mind the smarts and silliness of Roald Dahl and Norton Juster."


Twelve-year-old Kester Jaynes thought he had discovered the last wild animals in the land. He thought his adventure was over. He was wrong. Below the sparkling city of Premium, deep underground, a dark wild remains: animals who believe the time is right to rise up against their human enemies. And soon Kester realizes: he is the only one who can stop them. Kester Jaynes saved the animals. Can he save the humans too?


Product Information

Shortlisted for Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2014. Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2014.

'An excellent, punchy adventure' Financial Times. 'The definition of a good read' The Bookbag. 'A page-turner' The Telegraph. 'A fantastic example of how a book for children can be serious without preaching ... a sobering parable about our attitude to the natural world' Gillian Cross, author. 'Standout winner ... effortlessly holds his readers' attention' Julia Eccleshare, Guardian. 'Wildly inventive, moving and gripping' Frank Cottrell Boyce.

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.

General Fields

  • : 9781848663787
  • : Quercus
  • : Quercus
  • : July 2014
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Piers Torday
  • : Paperback
  • : 1014
  • : en
  • : [Fic]
  • : Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
  • : 368
  • : maps (black and white)