Run Wild

Publisher: Barrington Stoke

Looking for somewhere secret to practice skateboarding, Izzy and Asha ignore the ‘Danger! Do Not Enter’ signs posted around the derelict gasworks. Sneaking inside along with Izzy’s little brother Connor, they discover an amazing hidden urban wilderness. The girls practice their board skills while Connor explores the scrubland, finding cormorants, beetles… and an injured wolf!

They return the next day but are furious when school bullies the Skull brothers follow them. However, the boys earn their trust and respect when they gently remove a shard of glass from the wolf’s paw. Visiting 'Wolf Land' every day, the group of friends delight in their newfound freedom, roaming the urban wilderness. But when other visitors arrive and discover their secret, the friends’ new world is torn apart. Can they make everyone see how special this place is and save it from developers?

A beautifully written, poignant tale of friendship and freedom that highlights the value of connecting with nature, particularly for young people living in cities. A super-readable book and printed in a dyslexia-friendly format.

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