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Book Review – October, October – Katya Balen

A masterpiece in the making for anyone who ever dreamed to be WILD. October and her dad live in the woods, they know the trees, the stones, the lake and stars as if they were close friends. They live in the woodlands and they are one with nature, and that’s the way it is…until the year October turns eleven.

That’s the year October saves a baby owl. It’s the year Dad falls out of the biggest tree in their woods. The year the woman who calls herself October’s mother comes back. The year everything changes.

Written in Katya Balen’s breath takingly gorgeous style, this book is a delight for the reading, filled with the enticing smell of crisp autumn mornings and the sound of wellies splashing in river mud. And, as October fights to find the room to be wild in the spinning chaos of the world outside the woods, it is also a delight for the soul.

“Katya Balen’s October, October is a very special new addition to the shelf and deserves classic status” – The Times Children’s Book of the Week

“Quite simply one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read” – Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Poet

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