Synopsis: In the Wilderness, where magic and nature collide, there are magical creatures and strange powers at work. In this story the Wild Things – a group of children who have taken on the characteristics of the wild creatures they are named after – discover another group, the Bark Skins, have taken over their camp, and won’t give it back. A battle of the camps begins with witches, dragons, dragon’s eggs and the two warring clans. Can they resolve the dispute and live alongside each other in The Wilderness?

Release Date: 6th August 2020

Genres: Middle Grade, Adventure, Nature, Animals, Friendship, Fantasy,

Pages: 126

Review: Willow and her brother find a small dragon like creature in the wild bushes in their garden. Then her friends the wildthings summon her as an emergency has come up someone invisible is stealing their stuff. This group of kids hiding in plane sight want what doesn’t belong to them. The only way to save Mouse and their camp is to get a dragon egg.

This was such an amazing story so much fun and so exciting, I loved that they all changed as they went into the wild being changed into what they were. It was fun having the two camps divided causing a battle, it gave the wild things a chance to explore the wild more and learn what was around them.

I loved the friendship the wild things have together and the adventures they go on together. They did everything they could to save their stolen friend and even did the right thing in the end too. I also liked that they found a way to help the group that were not being nice to them, they didn’t have to do anything after the way they treated them.

It was such a fun adventure out into the wilderness exploring the land, defending their camp and each other. It was written so fantastically that it was fun from the very start and had really adorable illustrations throughout aswell.

The wildthings were fascinating and seeing their wild lands and learning about ten different locations within their land was so much fun. The characters are great, the story is great, it’s so much fun from the start.

About Author: Before she could walk, Gill Lewis was discovered force-feeding bread to a sick hedgehog under the rose bushes. Now her stories reflect her passion for wild animals in wild places. She draws inspiration from many of the people she has had the fortune to meet during her work as a vet, both at home and abroad. Gill Lewis has a masters degree in Writing for Young People from Bath Spa University and won the 2009 course prize for most promising writer. Her first novel was snapped up for publication within hours of being offered to publishers. She lives in Somerset with her young family and a motley crew of pets. She writes from a shed in the garden, in the company of spiders.


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