One pale wooden girl stands on the shore of Black Sand Bay, where the sea meets the sky and the wind meets the water. But Snowbone knows that she and her wooden friends can't stay here forever. Something is happening deep within the forest. Something-someone-that must be stopped. Determined to save the Ashenpeakers from a dark destiny, Snowbone leads her gang of wooden tiddlins on a perilous chase-on the heels of human slave traders. They encounter feathered flying machines, a mystifying ancient prophecy, a looming volcano, and hungry cannibals. Snowbone, strong and courageous (and a bit stubborn), urges them on, while learning what it means to be a good leader.In a companion novel toBarkbelly, Cat Weatherill weaves another magical tale about the world of Ashenpeake and its lovable wooden heroes.
'Here is fantasy with a child's voice, with sentences that slip into poetry and sound effects that bring the pages to life' - TES
Praise for Barkbelly:
'A memorable magical adventure, bursting with imagination and wacky characters' - Funday Times
'Just wonderful . . . A magical and moving debut' - The Times
'Falls squarely into the glorious category' - Independent