Running Wild

By Michael Morpurgo

The epic and heart-rending jungle adventure from a master storyteller

‘One of those novels that you know from the start is going to break your heart’ The Times

After his father is killed in Iraq, a surprise trip to Indonesia seems the perfect escape for Will and his mum. That is, until the elephant he is riding along the beach, Oona, spooks. As Will sees a huge wave crashing in, Oona runs into the jungle with Will holding on for dear life.

With nothing but the clothes on his back and both parents surely lost, Will wonders if there is much left for him in the world. But with Oona beside him, the jungle might turn out not to be so lonely . . .

Format: Paperback
Ageband: from 9
Release Date: 29 Feb 2024
Pages: 352
ISBN: 978-0-00-863858-0
Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain\'s best-loved writers for children, and has sold more than 35 million books around the world. He has written more than 150 novels and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award and the Blue Peter Book Award, while several of his books have been adapted for stage and screen, including the global theatrical phenomenon War Horse. Michael was Children’s Laureate from 2003 to 2005, and founded the charity Farms for City Children with his wife, Clare. He was knighted in 2018 for services to literature and charity.

”'One of those novels that you know from the start is going to break your heart” - The Times

”'Morpurgo’s Running Wild will surely rank alongside his best-loved books” - Guardian