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Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot

by Horatio Clare, illustrated by Jane Matthews
£7.99   paperback  Firefly Press Ltd (2015)

Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot by Horatio Clare, illustrated by Jane Matthews A modern-day fable by an award-winning author
 
Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2016
 
Aubrey is a rambunctious boy who tries to run before he can walk and has crashed two cars before he is old enough to drive one. But when his father, Jim, falls under the horrendous spell of the Terrible Yoot, everything changes. With the help of the creatures of Rushing Wood Aubrey sets out to break the spell. Everyone says his task is impossible, but Aubrey will never give up, even if he must fight the unkillable spirit of despair - The Terrible Yoot - itself!
 
Funny and fearless, Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot is a modern-day fable that mixes real family life with fantastical woodland creatures and a more than a touch of myth and mystery, to tackle the theme of depression head on, complemented by powerful line drawings by illustrator Jane Matthews.

ISBN 13: 9781910080283 | ISBN 10: 1910080284