Blackwell's Children's Book of the Year 2023Open the door to a spellbinding world where the wilderness is alive and a deep magic rises from the earth itself. Greenwild: The World Behind the Door is the first book in Pari Thomson's New York Times bestselling fantasy series.
'Phenomenal . . . If you don't believe in magic, you will after you've read Greenwild' - A. F. Steadman, author of Skandar and the Unicorn Thief
'A spellbinding, enchanting read' - Hannah Gold, author of The Last Bear
Daisy Thistledown has escaped from boarding school and has a mystery to solve. Her search for her missing mother will lead her across London and through a hidden doorway to another world, filled with plants and bursting with magic: the Greenwild.
But all is not well in this astonishing land. Before long Daisy finds herself confronting a dangerous presence that threatens green magic on both sides of the door. Daisy must band together with a botanical genius, a boy who can talk to animals, and a cat with an attitude, to channel the power that can revive the Greenwild and find her missing mother - and save her own world too.
Embark on an unforgettable adventure through the Greenwild, beautifully illustrated by Elisa Paganelli.
'An eco-thriller novel every child should read' - The Telegraph
'Greenwild is a thrilling adventure that takes seed in your imagination and runs wild!' - M. G. Leonard, author of Beetle Boy
'I adored this book!' - Aisling Fowler, author of Fireborn
Our Booksellers say...'Pari Thomson's novel Greenwild is an energetic and whimsical debut that reveals the magic behind the nature we encounter in everyday life. The enchanting illustrations are wonderfully diverse, and the ecological message is incredibly important in our current climate.'
Emily Gevers, Blackwell’s Aberdeen
'Pari Thomson’s imagination takes full flight in this wondrous tale of magic and adventure with an environmental message the battle at its heart. Greenwild is a world you don't want to come back from.'
Lara Mieduniecki, Blackwell’s Edinburgh
'Greenwild is one of my favourite magical worlds I've explored this year and the stunning illustrations throughout took this world from the pages and immersed you completely. The environmental magic is topical and relevant to children reading today, but the magic system and the adventurous spirit of Daisy is reminiscent of Blyton's characters. Truly enjoyable to readers of any age, and the start of what promises to be a fantastic series!'
Libby Low, Blackwell’s Exeter