“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.”
As featured on the CBBC Book Club. A brilliant new chapter book for children, from number one bestselling author Matt Haig and with illustrations by the award-winning Emily Gravett
WHEN EVIE TALKS TO ANIMALS … THEY TALK BACK.
Eleven-year-old Evie has a talent: a supertalent. She can HEAR what animals are thinking.
She promises to keep it top secret, but then an evil pet-thief strikes.
Every animal in town is in danger and only by DARING TO BE HERSELF can Evie save her furry and feathered friends.
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“This highly edible story of a girl who wants to save the planet, with beautiful pictures by Emily Gravett, is most timely and will go down well with fans of Greta Thunberg … [A] cracking adventure”
the Times, Children’s Book Of The Week
“Teaches children not to worry about fitting in … A suspenseful thriller, with a fine balance of peril and poignancy … Haig is a deeply engaging writer. This book will appeal to a wide range of readers – not just those who worry about fitting in”
“Haig’s exhilarating story has its fair share of thrills and spills but also plenty of important points to make about the interconnectedness of the natural world, environmental degradation, and humankind’s mistreatment of animals”
“Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be able to talk to animals? … Haig has written this entertaining story, which goes perfectly with drawings from brilliant illustrator Emily Gravett”
the Week Junior
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. Most recently, The Truth Pixie was a Sunday Times children’s bestseller. And his novel A Boy Called Christmas is currently being made into a major film from the makers of Paddington.
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.