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Aubrey and The Terrible Spiders

If children ran the world…

When the animals start rebelling, and Aubrey is stung by a very polite wasp, he realises there is something weird going on in the valley below Rushing Wood. And as he’s the only boy he knows of who can talk with animals, he is determined to find out what.

With help from his friends Ariadne the house spider, Silvio the silverfish and Lupo the Huskey pup, the young warrior sets out to find the terrible Terrible Spiders and their genius creator Big B and, just maybe, save the world.

Funny and adventurous, Aubrey and the Terrible Spiders touches on how much is expected from children in this era of climate change.

“Surprising and engaging […] It will stimulate discussion, is well illustrated and designed, and is also entertaining […]. Clare’s writing about nature recalls the lyricism of Charlotte’s Web.” The Sunday Times – The Best Books for Children 2023

Agent: Zoë Waldie
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