Publication date: July 2009
World Rights Rights sold: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Indonesia, Mainland China, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Turkey, UK Audio, USA, USA Audio
Nat longs for a dog - but the dirty, ungainly farm creature finally found by his grandfather hardly fits his image of the perfect pet.
But it’s only when his dog starts to grow human ears that he realises something is seriously wrong.
The truth is stranger than his wildest dreams - the boy who appears is a shape-shifting werewolf in reverse.Woody is one of a noble breed of 'Wolven' driven into hiding centuries before only to be rediscovered by evil government scientists who intend to breed werewolves as weapons.
Can Nat and Woody save the day?
Fast, funny and accessible this is the first of a brilliant and hugely commercial series from debut author Di Toft.
‘Woody?’ croaked Nat; the spit he needed to talk with had almost dried up. ‘Come on, boy.’ There was a shuffling noise, like cloth being dragged, but what came out of the shadows was nothing like a dog. Nat’s mouth dried up completely.