The Night Animals

Sarah Ann Juckes / Children's

Book cover

UK Publisher

Simon & Schuster Children's UK

US Publisher

Kane Miller

Date Published

January 5th, 2023


Ithaki Cocuk (Turkey) Wow Books (Germany) Editura Didactica (Romania)

Uncover the ghost animals within in this moving and uplifting story about finding help where you need it, from the highly acclaimed author and illustrator of The Hunt for the Nightingale.  

Nora’s mum has good days and bad days, but the bad days are getting worse.  It’s been just the two of them for always, and they don’t need anyone else.  When the rainbow-shimmering ghost animals Nora used to see when she was small start to reappear, she’s convinced that they hold all the answers.  Along with new friend Kwame, Nora follows a glittering ghostly fox, hare, raven and otter on the adventure of a lifetime, helping her to find the strength she needs to help her family.

In a heartbreaking and hopeful narrative, Sarah Ann Juckes’ stunning novel, illustrated by the award-winning Sharon King-Chai sees a brave young girl face down her ghosts.  For fans of The Last Bear and Julia and the Shark.


An iridescent story that shines with hope and love

- Katya Balen

A beautiful story about ghosts, friendship, and the courage it takes to ask for help

- Emma Carroll

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