M.G. Leonard M. G. Leonard Twitch


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Winner of the Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards 2021.

From the internationally bestselling author of Beetle Boy and the Adventures on Trains series, comes the first book in The Twitchers, a brand new mystery adventure series celebrating friendship, bravery and the incredible world of birds, starring a birdwatching detective called Twitch!

Can a birdwatcher outwit an escaped convict?

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?

About the Author

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.

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'A lively, twisty crime drama as well as a persuasive story about friendship and protecting nature.'
- The Times & The Sunday Times

'Enthralling from beginning to end, it really touched my young bird-loving heart! Just wonderful!'
- Dara McAnulty, author of Diary of a Young Naturalist

'Twitch is a good old-fashioned adventure story that feels like a modern-day Secret Seven. It's also a tale of friendship, of being yourself, of seeking solace in nature, and - well - of birds. It is imbued with delicious avian references. Swallows nest in Twitch's bedroom; teapots are owl-shaped; and the finale, in which the kids apprehend the baddie by 'murmurating' around him like starlings, is simply genius.'
- BBC Wildlife

'A winged masterpiece.'
- Maz Evans

'Glorious! Full of excitement and wonder!'
- Sophie Anderson


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