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An eerie, funny and very exciting fairytale, winner of the Gold Smarties Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award, and shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.
Matt Haig's first novel for young readers, Shadow Forest, won the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award and the Gold Smarties Award. He is also the author of various adult novels, including the bestsellers The Last Family in England and The Radleys. Reviewers have called his writing 'totally engrossing', 'touching, quirky and macabre' and 'so surprising and strange that it vaults into a realm all of its own'. His books have been translated into 25 languages. He lives in York.
"A fascinating and magical tale. This is an outstanding piece of literature" * The Times * "Enough twists to keep children gripped" * The Daily Telegraph * "Matt Haig has crafted a children's classic" * Yorkshire Evening Post * "Clever use of Norwegian folklore skilfully weaves humour and sadness, reality and fantasy, into a tense, page-turning tale, which keeps readers guessing by the many unexpected twists and turns in the plot" * Carousel * "Shadow Forest features lots of humour mixed in with with some superbly gross parts (such as exploding heads). Matt Haig's quirky style of writing make this an exciting and most enjoyable read... This book is a definite for any child who enjoys being fully immersed in a world of myth and magic" * Fantasy Book Review *