Children's Writing on Nature and Conservation

Longlisted

Twitch

By M. G. Leonard

Twitch has three pet chickens, four pigeons, swallows nesting in his bedroom and a passion for birdwatching. On the first day of the summer holidays, he arrives at his secret hide to find police everywhere: a convicted robber has broken out of prison and is hiding in Aves Wood. Can Twitch use his talents for birdwatching to hunt for the dangerous prisoner and find the missing loot?

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About M. G. Leonard

M.G. Leonard is an award-winning, bestselling writer of children’s books, as well as a member of Authors4Oceans. Her Beetle Boy series has sold in 37 countries and she is currently writing the screenplay for a TV series based on the trilogy. Her first picture book, The Tale of a Toothbrush, is out now. Before becoming a writer, M. G. Leonard worked as a digital media producer for the National Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe. She is also a trained actor, dabbling in directing and producing as well as performing. She lives in Brighton with her husband and two sons.

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