Author(s): Lewis, Gill, Bagley, Rebecca,
Date of Publication: 19/03/2020,
Pagination: 144 pages,
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Published By: Oxford University Press
Book Classification: Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage), Interest age: from c 6 years
When Willow crosses the boundary to the patch of woodland behind her house, something amazing happens: she enters The Wilderness, where magic and nature collide. It holds more than you could possibly imagine: secrets, shadows, a witch. Even a monster.
Here she meets the Wild Things, a group of children who have taken on the characteristics of the wild creatures they are named after. For when you are in The Wilderness, the only limit to the world is your imagination. To her family she is simply Willow.
To her new friends and in her new world, she is Willow Wildthing. With beautiful, lyrical storytelling from Gill Lewis, and stunning two-colour illustrations throughout from Rebecca Bagley, this is a joyful celebration of the power of nature and the imagination, encouraging children to explore, be curious, resilient, and adventurous.