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 – find that their camp has been destroyed by a flood. If only it would stop raining, then, perhaps, they could enjoy the meteor shower and the wishes that they make on the shooting stars would come true.

Release Date: 4th March 2021

Genres: Middle Grade, Adventure, Nature, Animals, Friendship, Fantasy, Stars, Constellations, Weather

Pages: 128

Review: The rain won’t stop and it flooded everything washing away their camp, the kids decide once the rain does stop to camp out in Raven’s garden and watch the shooting star show that Fox teaches them all about. Each one of them makes a wish on the stars and magic comes from them instantly.

This one was actually quite sad with Willow’s brother being sick, the story of Fox’s grandma, losing camp to the weather and the bird too. I’m glad though with the way it was written and how sweet the story was. Though you do constantly feel so sad them all.

I loved that within in the story you get to learn all about shooting stars, it was a really clever addition within the story and I loved that. The illustrations within this book are just utterly stunning and I loved the blue colour throughout it.

This series is really fun, really sweet, has such a great friendship team, teaches in a fun way about nature and animals and many other things and is so easy to read. I highly recommend this series they are such a fun adventure series.

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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