Evie and the Animals

Wish you could hear what animals think? GRRReat idea! Or maybe not. In this lovely book by the author of The Girl Who Saved Christmas, Evie has a talent. A very special one. She can HEAR the thoughts of elephants, and dogs, and sparrows, and bunnies. The problem is, this talent is dangerous. VERY dangerous. (Well, that’s what her dad says.) So Evie tries her best to keep it a secret. But when she meets a lion at the zoo, things start to go very wrong. Now it’s up to Evie to save the animals – and Dad – from a sinister villain. Can her furry friends help her? First, she must dare to be herself…

  • A wonderful delight by top-league author Matt Haig
  • Exclusive early paperback for Scholastic customers
  • Scary and funny, with an urgent environmental theme
  • Illustrated by Greenaway Medal winner Emily Gravett
  • Matt’s young fiction includes A Boy Called Christmas
  • He also wrote adult bestseller Reasons to Stay Alive

“This highly edible story of a girl who wants to save the planet, with beautiful pictures by Emily Gravett, is most timely and will go down well with fans of Greta Thunberg.” The Times

“Short paragraphs and simple language are charged with warmth and joie de vivre.” Sunday Times

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    Matt Haig has won the Nestle Smarties, Blue Peter, East Sussex, Spellbinding and Leeds Book Awards for Shadow Forest.

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    Emily Gravett

    She’s twice won the coveted Kate Greenaway Medal and we love her witty, original and every so stylish picture books. Emily Gravett is a World Book Day author for 2014.

    Awards

    Emily Gravett has twice won the Kate Greenaway Medal for Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears and Wolves. She was Booktrust’s Early Years Emerging Illustrator in 2007 for Monkey and Me, and and was named a Booktrust Best New Illustrator in 2008.

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