Piers Torday’s “inventive adventure,” The Dark Wild nabbed the coveted Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. The honor is highly regarded because the winner is chosen by respected peers.
Young critic Petros Bougheas, 10, found that The Dark Wild “grabbed me by the scruff of the neck and hauled me into its pages” and Nightingale Academy’s book group said: “From the vivid style to the inventive storyline, the audience goes through mixed emotions… The moral woven into the book is that if we do not respect wildlife, then wildlife will not respect us and this is described using an imaginative dystopian background.”
The judges for this years prize were Frank Cottrell Boyce, Katherine Rundell, and Gillian Cross.
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