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  • Published: 18 June 2019
  • ISBN: 9781760892661
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $21.00

Two Wolves




'Gripping and unpredictable, with a hero you won't forget.' - John Boyne, author of The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas

One afternoon, police officers show up at Ben Silver’s front door. Minutes after they leave, his parents arrive home. Ben and his little sister Olive are bundled into the car and told they’re going on a holiday. But are they?

It doesn’t take long for Ben to realise that his parents are in trouble. Ben’s always dreamt of becoming a detective – his dad even calls him ‘Cop’. Now Ben gathers evidence and tries to uncover what his parents have done.

The problem is, if he figures it out, what does he do? Tell someone? Or keep the secret and live life on the run?

WINNER, Young Australian Best Books Award (YABBA) - Fiction for Years 7-9, 2015
HONOUR BOOK, Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year - Younger Readers 2015
'A tense, hard-edged, no-holds-barred thriller.' Anthony Horowitz, author of the Alex Rider series
'A high stakes adventure that will keep you guessing and breathless until the very end.' Michael Gerard Bauer, author of Don't Call Me Ishmael

  • Pub date: 18 June 2019
  • ISBN: 9781760892661
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $21.00

About the Author

Tristan Bancks

Tristan Bancks tells stories for the page and screen. His books for kids and teens include Two Wolves, The Fall, Detention and the Tom Weekly series. Two Wolves won Honour Book in the 2015 CBCA Book of the Year Awards and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. The Fall was a CBCA Notable Book and shortlisted for the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. Tristan’s books have also been recognised in multiple children’s choice awards. Tristan is a writer-ambassador for literacy charity Room to Read. He is currently working with producers to develop several of his books for the screen. He’s excited by the future of storytelling and inspiring others to create. You can find out more about Tristan’s books, play games, watch videos, chat to the author and help him try to change the world at www.tristanbancks.com.

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Praise for Two Wolves

“Two Wolves recalls the great adventure stories of Jack London but with the gritty realism of 21st-century story-telling. Gripping and unpredictable, with a hero you won't forget.”

John Boyne, author of THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS

“A high stakes adventure that will keep you guessing and breathless until the very end. A moving family drama about the wild places of nature and the human heart, all rolled into one tense and powerful package.”

Michael Gerard Bauer, author of DON'T CALL ME ISHMAEL

“A tense, hard-edged, no-holds-barred thriller.”

Anthony Horowitz, author of the ALEX RIDER series

“Suspense and fear make Ben feel like he’s living his own stop-action movie, and indeed his story has both the exciting pace and high stakes of a summer blockbuster.”

Publishers Weekly

“This engrossing novel captures the reader with the skill and narrative power of the descriptive writing, its intriguing plot, believable dialogue, family tensions, and Ben’s emotional and physical growth . . . Highly recommended for secondary readers as a gripping read, and for class discussion on many levels.”

Chloé Mauger, Magpies

“An edge of seat, gripping, tense novel . . . Tristan has a background in acting and filmmaking and this is immediately evident in Two Wolves as the reader is thrown straight into the action . . . The short, sharp sentences increase the sense of dread and urgency and the plot turns, then stops, then backtracks, then turns again – keeping readers on their toes and meaning there is little chance this book will be put down until the very last page has been turned.”

childrensbooksdaily.com

“Two Wolves is a fantastic, suspenseful novel for readers aged 11 and up, and a book that will keep them reading well into the night!”

Katherine Dretzke, readings.com.au

“It’s beautifully plotted and well told, with just the right amount of suspense.”

Diana Sweeney (author of THE MINNOW), Daily Telegraph

“This is an enthralling detective story . . . Ben and his little sister are taken on a wild ride as Ben tries to piece together what exactly it is his parents have done.”

David Metzenthen, Daily Telegraph


Awards & Recognition

  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards

    Honour Award • 2015 • Younger Readers

  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards

    Winner • 2015 • Fiction for Years 7–9

  • YABBA Children's Choice Awards

    Winner • 2015 • Fiction for Years 7–9

  • Prime Minister's Literary Awards

    Shortlisted • 2015 • Children's Fiction

  • WAYBRA Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 2016 • Older Readers


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