Greenwild: The World Behind The Door

Pari Thomson

Illustrated by Elisa Paganelli

Ages 9 to 11
18 January 2024
416 pages


Winner of the Overall Waterstones Children's Book Prize
Blackwells Children's Book of the Year
An instant New York Times bestseller

Pari Thomson's magical adventure series begins with Greenwild: The World Behind the Door, with stunning illustrations by Elisa Paganelli. Open the door to a spellbinding world where the wilderness is alive and a deep magic rises from the earth itself . . .

Daisy Thistledown has escaped from boarding school and has a mystery to solve. Her search for her missing mother will lead her across London and through a hidden doorway to another world, filled with plants and bursting with magic: the Greenwild.

But all is not well in this astonishing land. Before long Daisy finds herself confronting a dangerous presence that threatens green magic on both sides of the door. Daisy must band together with a botanical genius, a boy who can talk to animals, and a cat with an attitude, to channel the power that can revive the Greenwild and find her missing mother - and save her own world too.

Embark on an unforgettable adventure through the Greenwild, in this enchanting fantasy with an environmental twist.

*Shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Readers Award*
*Longlisted for the Yoto Carnegie Medal for Writing*
*The Times Children's Book of the Week*

'An eco-thriller novel every child should read' - The Telegraph

'Greenwild is a thrilling adventure that takes seed in your imagination and runs wild!' - M. G. Leonard, author of Beetle Boy

'I adored this book!' - Aisling Fowler, author of Fireborn

Phenomenal . . . If you don’t believe in magic, you will after you’ve read Greenwild.
A spellbinding, enchanting read full of wildness and beauty.
This enthralling story is entwined with the magic of the natural world, and in Daisy Thistledown, Pari Thomson has created a brave and endearing hero who grows with each new challenge. Elisa Paganelli’s stunning illustrations make this a truly wonderful book that children will love.