ISBN-13: 9781783449699

RRP: £7.99

Published: 6th August 2020

Length: 240 Pages

  • Paperback


Winner of the PEN Translates Award
Jean-Claude Mourlevat is the 2021 winner of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

When Jefferson the hedgehog goes to his hairdresser’s, he’s shocked to discover the barber lying dead on the floor. Falsely accused of murder, Jefferson must go on the run with his best friend Gilbert the pig to uncover the real killers. Adventure, dark secrets and a most unlikely series of hair-raising events await Jefferson and his fellow animals as they travel into the Land of the Humans . . .

With a cover by Lisa d’Andrea, and inside illustrations by Antoine Ronzon
Translated by Ros Schwartz


"[B]oth charming and instructive, fast-paced and entertaining-but, most of all, these qualities combine to deliver a powerful message about the brutal slaughter of animals for meat. This is activism in soft but deadly gloves"
Books for Keeps

"A must-read"

"Brilliantly mixes genres . . . entertaining and thought-provoking"

"Humour, wordplay and linguistic invention serves a fable which teaches young readers that animals also have rights"

"The writing is fluid, accessible and rich . . . filled with humour and tenderness"
La Montagne