Evie and the Animals

Matt Haig

Evie and the Animals by Matt Haig (Hardback ISBN 9781786894281) book cover

Available as Hardback

6 June 2019

A brilliant new chapter book for children, from number one bestselling author Matt Haig and featuring illustrations throughout by the award-winning Emily Gravett

Ten-year-old Evie has a talent. A SUPERTALENT.
Evie can TALK to animals and HEAR their thoughts. Pretty amazing, isn’t it?

One day at school, Evie sets Kahlo the rabbit free from her too-small cage. Evie knows she’s done A Good Thing … but it lands her in BIG trouble. Evie’s dad and Granny Flora say her talent is a curse; she must never use it again. Until a year later pets on her street – including Lady Gaga the cat and a hamster named Cheryl – start disappearing.

Evie is determined to find them. But it’s dangerous for her to help. Because the villain has a talent of their own, and only wants to use it for evil …

Can Evie save the pets before it’s too late, even if it means DARING TO BE HERSELF?


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Matt Haig

As well as being a number one bestselling writer for adults, Matt Haig has won the Blue Peter Book Award, the Smarties Book Prize and been nominated three times for the Carnegie Medal for his stories for children and young adults. He has sold more than a million books in the UK and his work has been translated into over forty languages.

Emily Gravett is an award-winning writer and illustrator. She won her first CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal with the picture book Wolves and received the award for a second time with Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears. Emily lives in Brighton with her family and their two dogs.