Judy Allen


Illustrated by John Lawrence

A film project exploring the settlement of foreign animals in Great Britain brings six wildlife enthusiasts together in the remote English countryside. This amateur crew soon find themselves on the trail of a mysterious, predatory creature of local myth. During the course of their hunt, confronted by their most profound and memorable experience of the natural world, they come to realise that there is a magic and mystery of the wild that cannot always be explained away.

Paperback Publisher (UK): Walker Books ISBN: 1844289486   Buy from


"Pacy, atmospheric. Great climax." Books for Keeps

"A very exciting book with suspense throughout. I loved the build-up of mystery." Lancashire Children’s Book of the Year Reviews