Cover of Wild by Ele Fountain


Ele Fountain
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A moving, page-turning novel for readers aged 8+

Young readers will love this eco-adventure by Ele Fountain, the prize-winning author of Boy 87 and Fake

Ele Fountain is one of our favourite contemporary children's writers. Her books are beautifully written, thought-provoking and wholly relatable. Wild explores family grief alongside environmantal crisis in a way that is moving and ultimately uplifting. Perfect for fans of Piers Torday and Hannah Gold.


Ever since Jack’s dad died, he’s had a heavy feeling inside. The pressure keeps building. Looking for release, he starts skiving school and hanging around with a group who like to cause trouble. It’s easy to hide his new habits from his mum, an environmental anthropologist, because she’s too busy with work and conservation trips to notice.

As Jack spins further out of control, his mum eventually becomes concerned – and shocks him by suggesting a trip together.

But this will be no relaxing holiday. Soon Jack finds himself on an expedition deep into the rainforest, far from anything he’s ever known. He wanted an adventure – but has he plunged into real danger?

Ele Fountain previously worked as an editor in children's publishing. She is the author of several prize-winning novels for children. She lives in Hampshire with her husband and two daughters.

Number of pages: 256
Reading age guide: 8 to 12 years
Publication date: 4th May 2023
Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
ISBN: 9781782693840
Format: Paperback

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