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Evie and the Animals by Matt Haig, Emily Gravett

Evie and the Animals

Matt Haig, Emily Gravett

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2 reviews

Category: Children's
Imprint: Canongate Books Ltd
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publication date: 6 Jun 2019
ISBN: 9781786894281

A brilliant new chapter book for children, from number one bestselling author Matt Haig and featuring illustrations throughout by the award-winning Emily Gravett

4 stars out of 5
James Lovegrove
14 Jun 2019

"An exhilarating story explores the interconnectedness of animals and humankind"

Matt Haig’s exhilarating story has its fair share of thrills and spills but also plenty of important points to make about the interconnectedness of the natural world, environmental degradation, and humankind’s mistreatment of animals.

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3 stars out of 5
Alex O’Connell
8 Jun 2019

"highly edible"

Matt Haig, the author of books for adults and children, has riffed off this idea for Evie and the Animals. This highly edible story of a girl who wants to save the planet, with beautiful pictures by Emily Gravett, is most timely and will go down well with fans of Greta Thunberg... If only the end were a little less messagey: with a lecture on kindness and why it’s OK to be special. “Your talent isn’t talking to animals, Evie,” says Granny Flora. “It’s kindness. That’s what made you stronger than Mortimer in the end.” This cracking adventure showed this only too well; we didn’t need to be told in a saccharine bookend.