Where The World Turns Wild (Where the World Turns Wild, 1)

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Where The World Turns Wild (Where the World Turns Wild, 1)

Where The World Turns Wild (Where the World Turns Wild, 1)

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A thrilling and thought-provoking ecological adventure from a fresh new voice in children's fiction. Perfect for fans of THE EXPLORER, THE LAST WILD and THE ISLAND AT THE END OF EVERYTHING.

Animals, trees, flowers, our city forbids them all... Juniper Greene lives in a walled city from which nature has been banished, following the outbreak of a deadly man-made disease many years earlier. While most people seem content to live in such a cage, she and her little brother Bear have always known about their resistance to the disease, and dream of escaping into the wild. To the one place humans have survived outside of cities. To where their mother is. When scientists discover that the siblings provide the key to fighting the disease, the pair must flee for their lives. As they journey into the unknown, they soon learn that there's cruelty in nature as well as beauty. Will they ever find the home they're searching for? I adored Where the World Turns Wild. It's necessary and important, but also extremely well written, with wonderful characters and a gripping plot. I will be buying it for all the middle grade readers I know. Here are three reasons why:When life inside the city threatens Juniper and Bear’s own lives, they must take action, and venture into the Wild to find their parents and their home. Children's stories about the environment, and particularly the aftermath of ecological disaster, is topical and important. Where the World Turns Wild is a stark imagining of the climate crisis, and the colossal human loss that could come from ignoring it. There are a lot of dark aspects to this story and it leaves you with a lot to think about. I haven't been able to stop worrying about Juniper and Bear's world since I finished. This is a novel that will touch the hearts of young readers and encourage them to fight for their future. A beautiful book with an important message about our world and what could happen to it if we don't make a stand and do something to protect the wild around us. Where the World Turns Wild was shortlisted for the first Joan Aiken Future Classics Prize in 2017. It was also selected for SCBWI's 2018 Undiscovered Voices anthology.

Where the World Turns Wild is a beautiful, enchanting novel which tells the tale of siblings Jupiter and Bear and their search to reconnect to their parents. The novel is set in a world where a disease has wiped out a large proportion of the population, and those surviving are forced to live in a sterile world where nature and the wilderness is forbidden.I really, really like Juniper and Bear. They are brave and scared, uncertain and ready to take risks. The love and affection they have for each other is just brilliant. Their journey together into the unknown wild is inspiring and beautiful. There's peril and hardship and there's acceptance and belonging. Juniper and her brother Bear are different, they were born in the wild and are immune to the virus. This makes them a target for the authorities, who want answers and makes them different to the other children.

And every morning I’m waking from my dreams of an altogether different kind of canopy of branches and leaves, and I think I can’t stand it anymore. Another day in this city. My heart attached itself to Ghost from the first time I saw them. I’d love to tell you all about Ghost but don’t want to ruin anything for you. Keep a piece of your heart reserved for them though. They deserve it.I loved Ghost, who stays with Juniper and Bear throughout their journey and is a constant source of hope and comfort. She also symbolises the amazing relationship between humanity and the wild, how we need and rely on each other and the ways we can work together if we're paying attention. I also really enjoyed how Penfold introduced more complex vocabulary, both through Juniper and Bear's clever word game (which I'm determined to start playing with my daughter) and Juniper's memory of the old dictionary she read. Night Mayor Franklefink has vanished from the Transylvanian Express - and it's up to you to solve the case! Part of the Solve Your Own Mystery seri... Wondrous, warm-hearted, wildly exhilarating […] The world is familiar and frightening, the relationships between characters beautifully rendered – Nicola Penfold is an author to watch." – Nizrana Farook, author of THE GIRL WHO STOLE AN ELEPHANT I ADORE Bear, you can’t read this book and not be absorbed by his awe and wonder for nature, his free spirit and his love for his sister. Everything about him is what you want every child to be like. Although, now I think about it, even adults could learn a lot from him. The bond between brother and sister is so strong throughout and the absence of parents makes it all the more special. Juniper is incredible to, the strength and determination she shows throughout the book is inspiring and her instinct to protect her brother is second to none. We witness her character change the most over the course of the book and I feel like watching her grow is a privilege that we readers have been given.



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