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  • Published: 1 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9780552555630
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $14.99

Shadow Forest




An eerie, funny and very exciting fairytale, winner of the Gold Smarties Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award, and shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

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

  • Published: 1 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9780552555630
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $14.99

About the author

Matt Haig

Matt Haig is a British author for children and adults. His memoir Reasons to Stay Alive was a number one bestseller, staying in the British top ten for 46 weeks. His children's novels have won the Smarties Gold Medal, the Blue Peter Book of the Year, been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and nominated for the Carnegie Medal three times.

His books have received praise from Neil Gaiman, Stephen Fry, Jeanette Winterson, Joanne Harris, Patrick Ness, Ian Rankin and SJ Watson, among others. The Guardian summed up his writing as 'funny, clever and quite, quite lovely' by The Times and the New York Times called him 'a writer of great talent'.

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Praise for Shadow Forest

A fascinating and magical tale. This is an outstanding piece of literature

The Times

Enough twists to keep children gripped

The Daily Telegraph

Matt Haig has crafted a children's classic

Yorkshire Evening Post

Clever use of Norwegian folklore skilfully weaves humour and sadness, reality and fantasy, into a tense, page-turning tale, which keeps readers guessing by the many unexpected twists and turns in the plot

Carousel

Shadow Forest features lots of humour mixed in with with some superbly gross parts (such as exploding heads). Matt Haig's quirky style of writing make this an exciting and most enjoyable read... This book is a definite for any child who enjoys being fully immersed in a world of myth and magic

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