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The Wild Way Home

Sophie Kirtley

The Wild Way Home


  • Action Adventures - chills, thrills and plenty of spills
  • Facts & Information - lists, stats and plenty of facts
  • History Time - blasts from the past

Average rating

4 out 5

146 reviews

When Charlie's longed-for brother is born with a serious heart condition, Charlie's world is turned upside down. Upset and afraid, Charlie flees the hospital and makes for the ancient forest on the edge of town. There Charlie finds a boy floating face-down in the stream, injured, but alive. But when Charlie sets off back to the hospital to fetch help, it seems the forest has changed. It's become a place as strange and wild as the boy dressed in deerskins. For Charlie has unwittingly fled into the Stone Age, with no way to help the boy or return to the present day. Or is there?



I loved this book because it was very adventurous .My favourite character in this book is Charlie Merriam because I under stand his feeling about his baby brother Dara .But I thought the way Harby spoke was really funny!

Anonymous 07.07.2024


Amazing And Interesting

Anonymous 10.02.2024


Very good book, really interesting. Brilliant

Anonymous 22.01.2024


I love this book because it has lots of words and it has a good setting discretion.

Dame Tulip Stegosaurus 26.09.2023


I liked this book a lot because a wolf dies and his baby brother has a problem with his heart so he runs away. It is really boring at the start and it gets more realistic at the end.

Constable Itchy Stegosaurus 01.09.2023



Fairy Agnetha Pipistrel 28.08.2023


I liked this book

King Binky Pudding-Basin 11.08.2023


It was alright

Senorita Bunny Teabag 30.07.2023


When Charlie’s baby brother Dara is born with a problem in his heart, Charlie RUNS. Runs to the forest with its sheltering leaves that shut out the trouble and hurt and fear. But in the forest is a boy lying in the river, breathing, though only just. And when Charlie goes for help, the forest has changed. Now it’s vast and strange. Something ancient. Something WILD. And Charlie is a long way from home. An unforgettable adventure about courage, hope, family and finding your way.

Judge Bubbles Banana 24.07.2023


I liked it very much so many adventures and curiousity I liked Dara very much she sounds like a good kid would recommend someone who loves reading as much as I do

Anonymous 31.05.2023


I really enjoyed this book

Coach Merlin Hedgehog 06.09.2022


I really liked this book, its about going back in time to another era. I also like it because it mixed fiction with real history. Harby is a great character because he teaches Charlie (and me) all the stoneage ways and he is adventurous.

Principal Harmonica Pineapple 31.08.2022


It’s ok but quite scary I recommend this to anyone who like scary story’s it’s had lots of descriptions so I gave it a 3

Superintendent Geronimo Costa-Rica 28.08.2022


It was amazing.some parts are sad but it is so cool .you should read this glorious,scary and adventurous book.

General Jazzy Peanut-butter 23.08.2022


It was quite exiting. My favourite character was Mothga because she is cute.

Empress Sapphire Fascination 21.08.2022


It was great just a bit scary at times but fine

Anonymous 09.08.2022


It was an adventurous book about finding your way home .

Queen Birthday-cake Teabag 04.08.2022


It related to my topic in school. It’s really confusing but funny!

Mademoiselle Peaches O’Doughnut 04.08.2022


Charlie has to save Mothga, take Hartboy home, survive and go home.

Mademoiselle Sapphire Dalmatian 28.07.2022


I enjoyed all the twists and turns and mysteries. It made me fell sad at some parts but it was mostly enjoying. I would like it to have a sequel.

Nurse Jewel Moonlight 05.06.2022