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The Night Animals


Waterstones Children's Book of the Month January 2023!


Uncover the ghost animals within in this moving and uplifting story about finding help where you need it.


Nora's mum has good days and bad days, but the bad days are getting worse.  It's been just the two of them for always, and they don't need anyone else.  When the rainbow-shimmering ghost animals Nora used to see when she was small start to reappear, she's convinced that they hold all the answers.  


Along with new friend Kwame, Nora follows a glittering ghostly fox, hare, raven and otter on the adventure of a lifetime, helping her to find the strength she needs to help her family. In a heartbreaking and hopeful narrative, Sarah Ann Juckes' stunning novel, illustrated by the award-winning Sharon King-Chai sees a brave young girl face down her ghosts.  For fans of The Last Bear and Julia and the Shark.

"An iridescent story that shines with hope and love" - Katya Balen, author of October October

Waterstones Children's Book of the Month

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Download 'The Night Animals' Teaching Notes

Extracts and notes for KS2 teachers, suitable for children aged 9+

With thanks to S&S for putting this together!

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