Selected for the national 2019 Summer Reading Challenge

‘A book unlike any other – I was totally unprepared for the twists!’
Alex Wheatle, Winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize

‘[Darren Simpson’s] extraordinary first outing for young readers … It’s a hugely compassionate, sophisticated novel’
A Guardian Best Book of 2019 So Far [June 2019]
An Observer Older Children’s Book of the Month

Scavengers - final and cropped front

What happens when you break the rules?

Landfill has lived his whole life as a scavenger, running with wooflings, swimming with turtles and feasting on whatever he can catch.

Old Babagoo has always looked after him – on one condition. Follow Babagoo’s rules. And the most important rule of all is NEVER go beyond the wall.

But Landfill longs to venture Outside. And some rules are made to be broken.

Scavengers is available from Waterstones, Foyles, Amazon and most bookshops.

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