Eleven-year-old Evie has a talent. A SUPERTALENT.
A talent that can let her HEAR the thoughts of an elephant, and make friends with a dog and a sparrow.
The only problem is, this talent is dangerous. VERY dangerous. That's what her dad says.
So when she frees the school rabbit from its tiny hutch, she vows to keep her talent a secret. But after a face-to-face encounter with a lion, things start to go very wrong. Her dad - and every animal in town - is now in danger. Evie is determined to save them. And to find the truth of her own past. To do that she must battle a mysterious man with a talent more powerful than any other.
As time runs out, she must seek help from the animals, and finally DARE TO BE HERSELF . . .
Matt Haig's first novel for young readers, Shadow Forest, won the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award and the Gold Smarties Award. He is also the author of various adult novels, including the bestsellers The Last Family in England, The Radleys and The Humans. Reviewers have called his writing 'totally engrossing', 'touching, quirky and macabre' and 'so surprisMore about Matt Haig
Emily Gravett is an artist of exceptional talent. Twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, her sharp wit and seemingly effortless drawing have created such brilliant picture books as Wolves, Monkey and Me and Tidy. Cave Baby was is Emily's first picture book collaboration and marks another milestone in her career. Emily lives in BrightMore about Emily Gravett