When the Wild Calls

Where the World Turns Wild, Book 2

Author: Nicola Penfold


ISBN: 9781788956215 Category:


BINDING: Paperback

EXTENT: 288 pages

DIMENSIONS: 129 x 198 mm

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The journey winds through me, twisted and turned, like a difficult second spine…

Having escaped their city, Juniper Green and her brother Bear have settled in Ennerdale with their dad and his family. Every day the Wild introduces them to a new wonder, but Juniper can’t stop worrying about her grandmother and best friend left behind. When she hears news that disease has entered the city, she’s determined to bring her loved ones to safety.

Trapped in a city riddled with disease and run by a ruthless leader, Etienne longs for the Wild. With the guards becoming more aggressive to counteract the growing rebellion, Etienne’s prepared to fight for his freedom. But will he be able to protect himself and keep those around him safe until Juniper returns from the Wild?

The compelling and thought-provoking sequel to the much-loved WHERE THE WORLD TURNS WILD, this ecological adventure is perfect for fans of THE LAST BEAR, RUNNING ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD and THE LAST WILD.



“A triumph of a sequel. Emotional punch and ecological awareness wrapped up in an exciting adventure. It was a joy to return.” Hannah Gold, author of The Last Bear

“Brave, insightful and beautifully written” Zillah Bethell, author of The Shark Caller

“Penfold’s writing is startling. It delivers such a crucial eco message, raw in its honesty, poetic and heartfelt, and ultimately sings with hope.” Jasbinder Bilan, author of Aarti and the Blue Gods

“A brilliant and thoughtfully written ecological adventure … Love, love, loved it!” A M Howell, author of Peril on the Atlantic

“Wonderful, wild and warm-hearted – a thought-provoking read with a deep love of nature nestled at its core. Perfect for earth-conscious, adventure-thirsty young readers.” Sophie Kirtley, author of The Wild Way Home

“A beautifully written story of friendship, bravery and our connection to the wilderness. I fell in love with Juniper and Etienne all over again. Penfold’s heartfelt stories are the ones our planet needs. I loved it.” Tamsin Winter, author of Being Miss Nobody

“A gripping dystopian tale … Nicola is brilliant at telling important stories and filling them with heart and hope.” Judith Eagle, author of The Accidental Stowaway

“Penfold’s skilful storytelling offers a powerful and thought-provoking narrative with themes of courage and resilience that will resonate with 9-12-year-olds.” The School Reading List

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2 reviews for When the Wild Calls

  1. Kelly Marsh

    When I started this book, I didn’t realise it was a sequel to Where The World Turns Wild. With that in mind, I don’t feel like I missed out on not reading it first, I feel this story stands up on its own. You learn about parts of Juniper and Bears’ previous adventure throughout the book.

    Nicola Penfold has written a beautiful story that draws you into its world so easily that you get completely lost inside it. Even though this is for 8-12 year olds, at times, it didn’t feel like I was reading a children’s book. This is an interesting and compelling story, full of hope and wonder. The characters are engaging, thoughtful, resilient, and brave in their nature. I also love how this story touches on how we need to nurture and protect nature and all that it is.

    It was an absolute pleasure to read, I recommend this book to both children and adults. I will be reading the first book to know where Juniper and Bears’ story began.

  2. Miley Hawks

    An incredible book it’s amazing how you can make me Have to read just one more chapter! Love ya babes, keep the good vibes coming! XOXO

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