Ele Fountain

Ele Fountain


Ele Fountain worked as an editor in children’s publishing where she was responsible for launching and nurturing the careers of many prize-winning and bestselling authors.

She lived in Ethiopia for several years, where she wrote her acclaimed debut novel, Boy 87, which was published by Pushkin Press in the UK and Little, Brown Children’s in the US and went on to win four awards and was nominated for ten more, including the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize.

Her second novel, Lost, was published in 2020 and...

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Wild by Ele Fountain

A moving, page-turning novel about a family's grief and the crisis afflicting the rainforest, from the prize-winning author of Boy 87 and Fake.

Ever since Jack's dad died, he's had a heavy feeling inside. The pressure keeps building. Looking for release, he starts skiving school and hanging around with a group who like to cause trouble. It's easy to hide his new habits from his mum, an environmental anthropologist, because she's too busy with work and conservation trips to notice.

As Jack spins further out of control, his mum eventually becomes concerned – and shocks him by suggesting a trip together.

But this will be no relaxing holiday. Soon Jack finds himself on an expedition deep into the rainforest, far from anything he's ever known. He wanted an adventure – but has he plunged into real danger?

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