From the bestselling author of A Boy Called Christmas , The Girl Who Saved Christmas, Father Christmas and Me and The Truth Pixie .
*Winner of the Gold Smarties Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award and shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal*
Samuel Blink is the hero of this story, but he doesn't know it yet.
Right now, he and his sister Martha are in the back of his parents' car. He has no idea a giant log is about to fall from the sky and change his life forever. He doesn't know that he and Martha will be forced to move to Norway and eat their Aunt Eda's smelly brown cheese. He hasn't the slightest clue Martha will disappear into the Shadow Forest - a forest full of one-eyed trolls, deadly Truth Pixies, a shadow-stealing witch and the evil Changemaker.
Samuel Blink doesn't know any of this. So don't tell him. It might ruin the book . . .
An eerie, funny and exciting fairytale from multi-award-winning author Matt Haig.
'Fascinating and magical . . . Outstanding' The Times
This is Book 1 in the Shadow Forest Series. See all Shadow Forest books here.
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