‘It broke my heart and then splinted it back together again… Magnificent.’Â Hannah Gold, bestselling author ofÂ The Last BearÂ
‘A dog’s eye perspective that’s so vivid you can almost taste the earthworms.’Â FT, YA Book of the Year
‘This visceral story of heartbreak and survival…has the memorable feel of a classic.’ The Guardian, Best children’s and YA books of 2022
Â Chernobyl 1986.Â Natasha’s world is coming to an end. Forced to evacuate her home inÂ theÂ middleÂ ofÂ theÂ night, she must leave her puppy behind and has no idea if she’ll ever return.Â
Some time later, growing up inÂ theÂ shadowÂ ofÂ theÂ ruined nuclear power plant, pups Misha and Bratan need to learn how to live wild – and fast. Creatures with sharp teeth, claws and yellow eyes lurk inÂ theÂ overgrown woods. AndÂ they’re watchingÂ theÂ brothers’Â every move…
A taleÂ ofÂ courage, companionship and hope fromÂ theÂ Carnegie award-winning authorÂ ofÂ Lark.