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Publisher's Summary

An enchanting new chapter book for children, from number one best-selling author Matt Haig; cover illustration by the award-winning Emily Gravett. 

Evie is a little girl with a special talent. She can talk to animals. But when she rescues the school rabbit, Gerald, and sets him free, Evie lands in big trouble. She promises her dad never to talk to animals again. For a whole year, Evie ignores them all. She doesn’t chat to the birds and dogs. She even ignores a little silver tabby cat who miaows: ‘Help me! Help me!’ 

But when Evie sees the same silver kitten on a missing poster, she secretly starts using her magical gift again. Soon she discovers that this cat isn't the only animal to have gone missing in town. And if Evie won’t find them, who will? 

©2019 Matt Haig (P)2019 Canongate Books Ltd

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A wonderful adventure

My 6 year old daughter and I loved the story. Natascha made the book come alive! The different voices and accents were so well done!
Highly recommended!!

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  • 04-10-21

sweet gentle book. Love the details of the fantasy

Great book for kids and fun for adults. Great for animal lovers And kids with great imagination.

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  • MG
  • 02-20-21

Fairly nice.

I rate this book 'Fairly nice', that is the title of my review.
The overall is OK, but it is a little sad. There are somber parts in the story. For example: When Evie almost became expelled, also, Evie does not know her mom very much, ETC.
The performance was fine, however, the reader, Natascha Mcelohne did not have very much expression in her voice.
However, the story rating was top notch. I love animals, and sometimes I try to communicate with creatures just like the girl in the story did.
I am now a fan of this book.

-Lucas C Reed. 8 years old.

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  • J
  • 09-10-21

Great story

Loved it. Great story and great narration. Enjoyable for adults too. A good family listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-21-21

Feelgood!

I'm an adult and really liked the interaction with the animals. Who wouldn't like to hear what they have to say? And an excellent way to invoke empathy with animals. Recommended!

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  • Shah14
  • 01-18-22

Amazing listened to nothing better than this

This is the best audio book I’ve listened to I loved the speaker amazing at accents and the story is my favourite and most likely to be for years

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  • 11-18-21

Gripping

Excellent story very gripping for all animal lovers. Me and my children loved the adventure.

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  • Raquel Jose Ferreira Ribeiro Correia
  • 07-03-21

great

loved it.Evie is amazing !and truly brave! cant wait for Evie in the jungle! from Rafael age 7

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  • shaya
  • 04-05-21

Thanks for your amazing and superb book I LOL it

I absolutely lovedo it wow it animaliazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*********😆☺😊😮😉😗😙😘😚😛😍😭 the narreiter was soo good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! herd it 9999times

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  • K Wood
  • 04-03-21

Ninja ❤

I loved it because I love magic storys. It was thrilling and magic. Ninja ❤

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  • Shakaroo
  • 03-26-21

Loved it - and I'm an adult!

This is the first time I've ever phoned in sick at work in order to finish a book.
Natasha's narrative is fabulous, especially her elephant voice!

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  • Tourkopodaro
  • 06-28-20

Good listen for children

very captivating story and my elder children were hooked on every word, they're 11, 6