The Beast of Hushing Wood
By the award-winning author of The Wishbird. A powerful magic realism story about Ziggy Truegood, a young girl who has a premonition that she will drown on her 12th birthday.
Ziggy Truegood lives in a tiny town deep in Hushing Wood, where strange things are happening. The townspeople are fighting, Ziggy feels like something is hunting her, and her beloved woods have become dark and hostile. When exotic Raffi and his grandfather arrive in town, Ziggy finds herself strangely drawn to them. But are they there to save Ziggy, or are they the hunters?
Thought-provoking and engaging, Hushing Wood is really lovely blend of action, fable and magic realism.
Praise for The Beast of Hushing Wood
This intriguing books is a mixture of adventure, fable and magic realism. Middle-grade readers will enjoy the journey and learn, along with Ziggy, that something that might seem bad at first often turns out to be a good thing.Pauline Hosking, Magpies Magazine
Awards & recognition
Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards
Shortlisted • 2018 • 8–10 Years