One of the best children’s books of 2022, The Times, Nicolette Jones

“Thought-provoking and atmospheric” – THE BOOKSELLER, ‘ONE TO WATCH’

“Meaningful. Powerful. Wonderful” – TOM PALMER, AUTHOR

“Such a delicately wrought and cleverly done pieces of climate fiction, told through the lens of teenagers’ lives. Really beautiful” – LAUREN JAMES, AUTHOR

“A brilliantly unsettling novel that readers will race through!” – SARAH CROSSAN, AUTHOR

“So, so good. A treasure. Exactly as brilliant as I thought it would be” – DAN SMITH, AUTHOR

“A thrilling, thought-provoking, timely novella … Wrath presents a poignantly original way of thinking about climate change and how we relate to each other” – LOVEREADING4SCHOOLS, BOOK OF THE MONTH

“A fascinating and layered drama for all of Sedgwick’s many fans” – THE BOOKBAG “A classic in the making” – MENDIP CHILDREN’S BOOK GROUP

“It’s great to report that [Marcus Sedgwick and Barrington Stoke] is a marriage made in heaven – Sedgwick is such a skillful writer and tells such a compelling story that it’s hard to imagine that anyone picking this up could put it down until its finished … A real treat” – THE LETTERPRESS PROJECT

“Literally no word is wasted … I was completely enthralled” – PRIMARY TEACHER BOOKSHELF
“What a wondrous little book; as bleak, yet beautiful & hopeful as the turning point in our planet’s history at which we now find ourselves” – JAMES HADDELL, REVIEWER
“A layered, unsettling and intelligent novella that I’ll be thinking about for a while” – ANNE THOMPSON, ‘A LIBRARY LADY’
“A brilliant novella. Read in one sitting. Timely, intense, full of suspense” – JO BOWERS, REVIEWER

“One of the most beautifully moving books I have read in a long time … By the end of this book we were all in tears … This will become a family classic, we loved it” – NETGALLEY REVIEWER

Cover art by Paul Blow.


Product Description

The Earth is crying and only Cassie listens.
Cassie is missing and only Fitz can save her…


Following Dark Peak, Wrath is another story of children and the land; exploring how we listen to the world in which we live, asking questions of responsibility, turning points, and wrath. An unsettling and truly compelling novella about the delicate balance of our connection to each other and the planet that we call home.


Cassie Cotton has always been unusual, a bit different – but this only makes her more intriguing to her school friend Fitz. Cassie can hear a noise that most people don’t notice or recognise, and she believes it’s a sound that shows the Earth is in distress, damaged by human activity that is causing climate change. When this belief leads to her being ridiculed and bullied at school, Cassie disappears. Fitz is determined to find her, but he has no idea where to start looking, or if he’ll be in time to help her.


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