The Last Wild

The Last Wild by Piers Torday is an unusual and exciting story that takes the reader on an adventure to save the last of the animals. Time to meet a cockroach called Major!

In a world where animals no longer exist, twelve-year-old Kester Jaynes sometimes feels like he hardly exists either. Locked away in a home for troubled children, he’s told there’s something wrong with him.

So, when he meets a flock of talking pigeons and a bossy cockroach, Kester thinks he’s finally gone a bit mad. But the animals have something to say. The animals saved Kester Jaynes. But can Kester save the animals?

This wonderful book, The Last Wild, is used here as inspiration for descriptive writing before engaging pupils with some thought provoking questions about our future world.