Synopsis: In the Wilderness, where magic and nature collide, there are magical creatures and strange powers at work. In this story, and the Wilderness is in danger, the Wild Things – a group of children who have taken on the characteristics of the wild creatures they are named after – must create a magic spell written from the heart; a powerful enchantment to ensure that the Wilderness will never be destroyed.

Release Date: 12th August 2021

Genres: Middle Grade, Adventure, Nature, Animals, Friendship, Fantasy, Magic, Activism, Spells

Pages: 114

Review: The wild is being threatened by Lord Smog who wants to turn it all into housing and give himself more money. Willow and the wildthings will not stand for it but no one else will listen to them, so they have to force them to listen and to help them save the wild.

I loved the children in this book their determination, dedication and love for the wild how rooted in their souls it was and how badly they fought and did everything they could to try and save it.

I hated the parents in this though, they were literally the worst they were so cruel. They knew that this was important to their children but didn’t care about it at all. They were so resistant to help and were just really rude to them. I was glad when they centrally came around but they were really unnecessarily rude.

I liked that it was all about the natural nature within this that they were preserving, I honestly kept thinking whilst reading that there had to be something there that would have to be preserved as a sanctuary and that would make what he was doing illegal. With all the animals, and old trees these things must be preserved.

I really enjoyed this story and it made my heart race and I needed to know what they were going to do to save the wild. These kids are nature’s heroes ensuring it maintains incredibly safe and protected from vicious people. This series is so fun and enjoyable.

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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