Fantasy and magical young adult tale, The Last Green Man, follows the story of the fourteen-year-old Martyn twins, Jenny and Jake. They are sent to live with their grandparents in a deserted and failing Wiltshire valley, where they must adapt to a very different lifestyle. As they explore their new surroundings, their unexpected arrival is noticed by a mysterious creature emerging from materials `borrowed' from the nearby landscape. At first, this chaotic assemblage of twigs, leaves and mud is childlike. However, watching and waiting out of sight, the furtive ancient being develops as the twins realise they must face a bewildering sequence of lost secrets...The truth behind rediscovered local stories encourages the elusive creature to become `Seth', a vagrant who has unsuccessfully appeared in the valley many times previously. Seth reveals himself to the twins as `The Last Green Man', and despairs believing an evil local family will never be overthrown without human intervention. Will Jenny and Jake agree to help or should they stay well away from this creature? The Last Green Man will appeal to children, aged nine and above, who enjoy reading fantasy and magical fiction. It will also interest those who enjoy adventure stories.CPSIA choking hazard - No choking hazard warning necessary|EU Toy Safety Directive - No warning
Ian Pillinger has worked as a writer and illustrator for 35 years, a teacher for 20 years in Art and Design also a journalist for 10 years. He also has published three fiction titles: Triiiple Vision (Matador, 2012), Stella and The Orbits (Matador, 2008) and The Serpent Girdle (Matador 2010) and is currently working on his next title.