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The Wild Way Home

Narrated by: Sarah Ovens
Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
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Bloomsbury presents The Wild Way Home by Sophie Kirtley, read by Sarah Ovens.  

When Charlie’s longed-for brother is born with a serious heart condition, Charlie’s world is turned upside down. Upset and afraid, Charlie flees the hospital and makes for the ancient forest on the edge of town. There Charlie finds a boy floating face-down in the stream, injured, but alive. But when Charlie sets off back to the hospital to fetch help, it seems the forest has changed. It’s become a place as strange and wild as the boy dressed in deerskins. 

For Charlie has unwittingly fled into the Stone Age, with no way to help the boy or return to the present day. Or is there?  

What follows is a wild, big-hearted adventure as Charlie and the Stone Age boy set out together to find what they have lost - their courage, their hope, their family and their way home.  

Fans of Piers Torday and Stig of the Dump will love this wild, wise and heartfelt debut adventure.

©2020 Sophie Kirtley (P)2020 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

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"So good I read it twice." (Hilary McKay, author of The Skylarks' War)  

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Endearing adventure

A lovely heart warming story. Bringing back great memories of my childhood and no doubt many others. Had a few tears welling up at the end.

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