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Summary

From the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. A thrilling animal adventure for fans of Roald Dahl, David Walliams and Katherine Rundell.

As Seen on BBC's Countryfile. 

This is a story about a boy named Kester. He is extraordinary, but he doesn't know that yet. All he knows, at this very moment, is this:

  1. There is a flock of excited pigeons in his bedroom.
  2. They are talking to him.
  3. His life will never be quite the same again....

Kester lives in a land in quarantine. A deadly virus has killed all the animals except pests and it's expected to be equally dangerous to humans. But when Kester realises he can talk to the pests, he finds they have great hope invested in him.

A captivating animal adventure destined to be loved by listeners of all ages.

©2013 Piers Torday (P)2013 Quercus Publishing Plc / WF Howes

Critic reviews

"A darkly comic and hugely inventive adventure .... it could be the next big thing" (Eoin Colfer)
"Inventive, with laughs, tears and cliffhangers" ( Sunday Times)
"The sequel had better come soon" ( Observer)

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brilliant read

Narration fabulous, quirky voiced and brought to life with energy. Downloading the next instalment today.

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amazing book😀<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

I hope this book becomes a film because it is absolutely amazing . thank you

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What a glorious tale

I loved this exciting book which contained everything necessary to make a good tale great. Tragedy tension and humour just to name but three. I enjoyed it so much that I immediately purchased the other two books in the series.

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Superb!

My son loved this book and I'm reading it now too. Great story, can't wait to read the next one in the series...

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Fabulous book

Great book. I just downloaded it today and it is so entertaining and so addictive.

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Just awesome

Made me cry and smile. Loved it so much. One of my favourites of all time.

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brilliant

loved it couldn't finish it was so great vey engaging story great one kids wanting adventure

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A great novel for upper ks2 children.

An excellent choice for upper ks2 children. It is well written and a great resource for modelled writing.

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"Best book I have ever read"

An excellent book
My 9 year old boy says it's the best he's ever read

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50000000000000000000

I would rate this 5 billion if I could.This book is for anyone who loves mystery,adventure and clifhangers.I spelt that wrong 100%.It left me crying in some places but I'm generally a very emotional person so...The first time I listened to this i found it very long but if you listen to it again it seems shorter.That was very long so I don't know why I added this part😂.
P.S. It may be a bit scary for younger children as it does have some death in it and some tiny gory details.

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