Enter the wilderness, where magic and nature collide
When Willow meets the Wild Things she knows her life is never going to be the same again. Strange things happen in The Wilderness. It holds more than you could possibly imagine: secrets, shadows, a witch. Even a monster.
Are you brave enough to come? Because the moment you step across the boundary, you'll be changed forever.
A joyful and imaginative middle grade adventure story combining the heart of the Moomins stories with the adventurous spirit of The Magic Faraway Tree. This new series from Gill Lewis celebrates the power of nature and the imagination, encouraging children to be curious, resilient, and adventurous.
Inspired by Gill Lewis’s own childhood spent playing in the woods, this new series brings her passion for immersing children in nature to slightly younger readers than her previous award-winning novels, which include White Dolphin and Scarlet Ibis. Willow’s adventures are designed to inspire young readers to seek out their own wild places, celebrating the importance of unstructured and imaginative play as a way of encouraging their creativity.
Oxford Children’s Books are offering 100 free packs for libraries this spring to celebrate the publication of the book.
The packs include:
- 1 x Willow Wildthing set of Reading notes
- 10 x Willow Wildthing Postcards
- 2x Willow Wildthing Posters
Please note, if you order a Willow Wildthing pack you are agreeing to use the materials within your library and to send photos of the group using on social media using #WillowWildthing and tagging @readingagency and @OUPChildrens and send feedback to Kimberley Sheehan.
Packs will be dispatched to libraries when they reopen.
You can order these until 23 April.
Orders for one activity pack per library only.
This offer is for public and school libraries only. Please include the name of the library where you will be using the pack when adding your address for delivery, if not your order may be cancelled.
The delivery of this pack has been postponed due to Covid-19 but please sign up for a pack to receive them when the libraries/schools reopen.
The publisher will be dispatching your resources. They will receive a dispatch list with your contact name and work address (which you give) for delivery. They will only deliver the pack requested and the dispatch list will then be deleted after the packs have been sent.