Samuel Blink is the hero of this story, but he doesn't know it yet.
Right now, he and his sister Martha are in the back of his parents car.
He has no idea a giant log is about to fall from the sky and change his
life forever. He doesn't know that he and Martha will be forced to move
to Norway and eat their Aunt Eda's smelly brown cheese. He hasn't the
slightest clue Martha will disappear into Shadow Forest. A forest full
of one-eyed trolls, the sinister huldre-folk, deadly Truth Pixies and a
witch who steals shadows. A forest ruled by the evil Changemaker. A
forest so dangerous that people who enter never return.
No. Samuel Blink doesn't know any of this. So don't tell him. It might ruin the book...
About The Author
Matt Haig was born in Sheffield in 1975 and grew up in Nottinghamshire. He has lived in London and Spain, and now lives in north Yorkshire. His writing has frequently appeared in the national press. He is the author of The Last Family in England, a UK bestseller narrated by a Labrador, and The Dead Fathers Club, an update of Hamlet featuring an eleven-year-old boy . He has also written two children’s novels, Shadow Forest and its sequel The Runaway Troll.
"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 *
Series: Shadow Forest
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 5th December 2007
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.2 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1