Author: M. G. Leonard

M.G. Leonard, internationally bestselling author of Twitch,Beetleboy and Adventures on Trains, is back with another thrilling wildlife mystery for birdwatching detectives The Twitchers!

Twitch won the Sainsburys' Children's Book Award for Fiction 2021
Twitch won the CRIMEFEST Award for Best Crime Novel for Children 2021 "a twist-laden, thriller-like tale" Observer on Twitch
"a lively, twisty crime drama" The Times on Twitch

When Jack rescues a wounded cat, he quickly suspects foul play. Could there be a wildlife criminal on the loose in Briddvale?

Jack rushes to investigate, determined to catch the culprit, only to stumble into a deepening mystery and a sinister criminal plot.

Can Jack and The Twitchers stop the villains before it's too late?

Praise for Twitch:

“Leonard knows her audience and the jeopardy comes in flocks ... Find your nest, curl up and enjoy.” The Times, Children's Book of the Week

"A twist-laden, thriller-like tale of a bird-mad boy, some bullies and an escaped convict hiding in the nearby woods." Observer

"A twisty crime drama as well as a persuasive story about friendship and nature." The Sunday Times

"Simply genius." BBC Wildlife Magazine

"[A] pacy mystery adventure featuring a birdwatching detective hot on the heels of a dangerous escaped prisoner." iNewspaper

“Leonard has crafted an intelligent mystery from unlikely material, with bonus bird facts.” Irish Times

Twitch is an absolute triumph. The perfect blend of mystery and adventure, a winning hero with an eye for ornithological facts and a heart as big as the countryside, plus a cracking whipsmart plot, I think this is M. G. Leonard's best book yet.” Christopher Edge

“A superb adventure of friendship, bravery and the wonderful world of birds, with a strong, but non-preachy theme of the benefits of connection with the natural world.” The Bookseller

“One of those really, really good books … Recommended for readers around 8 to 12 years old, and grown-ups like me who still enjoy the delight of a great adventure story!” The Bookbag

Age Recommendation: 9-12

Format Paperback
ISBN 9781406389388
Number of pages 320
Width 131 Millimeters
Height 199 Millimeters
Unit weight 218 Grams