Author: Matt Haig Illustrator: Sandy Nightingale
Publisher: Random House
Samuel and Martha's parents are killed when a log falls on the family car. Traumatised, the children go to live with strange, sad Aunt Eda in Norway, close to a forest full of dangerous creatures. When Martha ignores Eda's warnings not to enter the forest, Samuel follows to try to bring her back. Feeling responsible for putting them both in danger, Aunt Eda must also venture into the forest to try and rescue them both.
Separated in the dark and magical forest, our protagonists face trolls, witches and truth pixies, but discover that all is not what it seems.
This fantasy story is both touching and humorous, and is sure to have wide appeal.
Matt Haig was BookTrust's eighth online Writer in Residence. His first novel for young readers, Shadow Forest, won the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award and the Gold Smarties Award. He is also the author of various adult novels, including the bestsellers The Last Family in England and The Radleys. Reviewers have called his writing 'totally engrossing', 'touching, quirky and macabre' and 'so surprising and strange that it vaults into a realm all of its own'. His books have been translated into 25 languages. He lives in York.
What you thought...
Awesome book!!!!!!!!!!!!! My number 1 favourite!!!!!!!!!
Inesa, Mk academy., 7 Tachwedd 2014
I am on chapter "Night songs" now. The book is great!!!!!. It is my number 1 of my favourite books. In the blurb I find this bit really funny: "Samuel Blink doesn't know any of this so don't tell him, it might ruin the book" because it is a book so we won't really see Samuel Blink so we can't tell him but it makes it really interesting. Even though this book is my library book, I will buy it from the bookstore shops. I will buy all of Matt Haig's books that he has written as I believe they...
Inesa, Milton keynes academy, 1 Tachwedd 2014
I am on chapter 2 now. "Aunt Eda" once I read the first chapter, WOW. It was sure interesting. I am looking forward to reading further.
Inesa, Mk academy, 27 Hydref 2014
I love this book. When I first read the blurb, I felt like this was THE book for me. As I love imaginary things like pixies and witches, I felt like I would belong their. I also liked this book because I felt like I could relate to Martha . My grandpa and gran recently died from cancer and I am very sad.
Sewni, Rangeville state school, 7 Hydref 2014
I love this book because its interesting when I first looked at the book the picture looked eye catching its a really good book
Mohammed, 2 Rhagfyr 2013
I love it so so much it is an amazing book
christelle, malvern springs, 20 Tachwedd 2013
oh my goodness this is my most favourite book ever it is soooo interesting and fun i am sure every one will love it !!!!!!
fayzah siddique, lidget green primary school, 13 Awst 2013
I thought that the book Shadow Forest was truly amazing the best book I have ever read. I couldn't put it down it was a real page turner. I would recommend this book to all the people who love creepy adventure thrillers.
emily robinson, ormskirk, 4 Mai 2013
i love this book
Susan, haroogate, 14 Mawrth 2013
Shadow forest is a great book for all ages if you are into fantasy books/ adventure. It starts with an interesting beginning then ends with a happy twist.
Pixie, sydenham school, 14 Mawrth 2013
I really like this book I've read it all and I think it's really good.I'd recommend to all my friends.
Chermain, Brooke Weston Academy, 30 Ionawr 2013
This book was brilliant. I loved how it had so many tense, exciting parts. It was very imaginative ! Thanks Matt Haig for writing this, and the sequel, The Runaway Troll.
Reanna, 18 Rhagfyr 2012
The book i am reading is shadow forest by Matt Haig this is one of his first books i have read. i have been reading this story but not yet finished it i am enjoying this book very much as i like these kinds of books.I dont really like reading but this book is different because i like reading it.to me this book is exciting and has lots of tension about whats going to happen next.
Toby, kennet school, 17 Rhagfyr 2012
I like this book a lot. The front cover is very eye catching and the creature on the front cover makes me think what is that? The blurb also kept making me think What is a truth pixie? It does not sound so deadly. There were all sorts of twists and turns which gave you a shock in the book. I really like the plot of the book, it is a common outline for many books. Someone goes somewhere and someone tries to save him/her. There is a lot of imagination in this book. I like it that the uncle g...
Musharraf, Kennet School, 15 Rhagfyr 2012
This book was really interesting. At first it took me a while to get into but when i did, it swept me away. I was really shocked when Martha went into the forest, and i felt sorry for them when they got changed into animals. I loved the twist of where Uncle Henrik got turned in to Ibsen and came back to Aunt Eda. I rated this 4 stars because i didn't get into the begining at first, but other than that i really enjoyed it.
Charlotte, Kennet school, 9 Rhagfyr 2012
This book is full of adventures. It will make you laugh, cry and jump out of your socks! This book is suitable for all ages but if you can get scared easily I think it is best not to read this book.Of course you probably can not resist it because it such an exciting and thrilling fiction book by a brilliant author. Samuel and Martha are the two main characters in this book.They are the bravest brother and sister I have ever known.If I walked into a forest full of dreadfull trolls, witches ...
Charlotte, Kennet School, 5 Rhagfyr 2012
i am so loving this book
Abinayaa, Fernhill, 1 Rhagfyr 2012
this book is great!
jayapretish, Cecil Jones College, 27 Tachwedd 2012
I have not read it all but it is brilliant so far!!! I recommend to anyone who likes funny books.
Libby, DHS, 22 Tachwedd 2012
Cant wait to read this book heard it was amazing getting it on Friday .
George, Stocksbridge High School, 14 Tachwedd 2012
seriously........u should read it. it is awesome!
Ayesha, Yardleys, 7 Tachwedd 2012
i love this book it is very good and extactic i think this is the most brilliant book i have ever read so 4 star
ryan, bartle green secendery school, 2 Tachwedd 2012
I have just orderd the book and am looking forward to reading it everybody who reads this book shore you will like it
Jack, cathlic high school, 15 Hydref 2012
Shadow forest the best book i have ever read so far.
Charlie, meadows community, 15 Hydref 2012
I am so excited to read this book...eve though i dont like scary stuff:films, etc. im stil going to try reading it.
anni, whitefield, 13 Hydref 2012
Sounds good only thing is that his mum and dad got ran over by a log and he lost his uncle in the woods.
Adam, Cockburn Collage Of Arts, 9 Hydref 2012
i have not read it but i am really looking forward to read it.
dylan, ellesmere port catholic primary school, 5 Hydref 2012
I love this book
katie!x, shuttleworth, 4 Hydref 2012
the best book
hamza, bbec, 26 Medi 2012
Although i have not read it, it does look EXTREMELY exiting and well... good! I think if i read this i would NOT regret it!
Haleema, 21 Medi 2012
I dont mean to be a scaredy cat, but I am not in to horror movies, but i like reading them, so it sounds interesting, and i can do with a good laugh to brighten my spirits.
Nuruleine, Drayton Manor highschool, 17 Medi 2012
This is an enchanting book. The menace of the forest is palpable throughout the book and yet there’s a light touch to it as well that makes it such a satisfying read!
Jon, 31 Awst 2012