“The reason Evie was special is that she had an Ability. The Ability had a capital A because it was a very important ability. She could communicate with animals.”
A brilliant new chapter book for children, from number one bestselling author Matt Haig and featuring illustrations throughout by the award-winning Emily Gravett
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?
“PRAISE FOR MATT HAIG’S BOOKS FOR CHILDREN: Absolutely brilliant”
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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. In 2018, The Truth Pixie was a Sunday Times children’s bestseller.
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.