Sammy Feral’s Diaries of Weird

Sammy Feral’s Diaries of Weird is a five-book series about twelve year old Sammy Feral, published by Quercus Children’s Books. Sammy’s family run Feral Zoo…but there’s a lot more to Feral Zoo than monkeys and crocodiles…

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Sammy Feral is a lucky boy. His family run a zoo and so he spends his spare time hanging out with orangutans, crocodiles and snakes. But his luck has just run out – his entire family has been infected with a werewolf virus! Now his mum, dad and sisters are howling at the moon, craving raw meat and, worst of all, trying to infect Sammy! Luckily, Donny and Red – a crack team who investigate animals that don’t exist – are on hand to help. But with an evil professor determined to take over Feral Zoo and no known cure for the virus, things aren’t looking good for Sammy!

Sammy Feral’s Diaries of Weird – Yeti Rescuecv

Sammy’s back for another weird adventure! Ever since Sammy discovered that there are crazier animals in the world than just lemurs and lions, his life has become pretty weird. So when a Mongolian Death Worm turns up at his zoo, he’s not that surprised. The Death Worm needs help: his best friend, Bert the Yeti Chief, has gone missing. Can Sammy summon the Ministry of Yetis and rescue Bert? He’s going to need help from his old friends Donny and Red, not to mention a very reluctant Wish Frog…

Sammy Feral’s Diaries of Weird – Hell Hound CurseSammyFeral3_FINAL

To make some extra money for Feral Zoo, Sammy, Red and Donny decide to promote their cryptozoology business – investigating animals that don’t exist. What could possibly go wrong?

Everything! Hired to check out sightings of a ghost dog, the friends uncover the terrifying legend of the Hell Hound. Anyone who is seen by this terrible beast is struck with a death curse. So when Sammy’s best friend Mark runs into the deadly dog, Sammy knows he doesn’t have long to figure out how to save him!


Sammy Feral’s Diaries of Weird – Dragon Gold

Sammy couldn’t be more excited when two pandas arrive at Feral Zoo all the way from China. But when he finds a mysterious golden egg hidden inside the panda crate, he knows things are about to get WEIRD – again.

Soon the egg hatches, and Sammy comes face to face with a tiny golden dragon. And, it seems to think he’s its dad!

Sammy needs answers, and he needs them fast – who sent the dragon, and why? It’s not long before Sammy realises he’s in more danger than he could ever imagine…


Sammy Feral’s Diaries of Weird – Vampire Attack

Sammy Feral’s special talent for investigating weird creatures takes a turn for the terrifying when an army of vampire bats invade his hometown… and local SF5children start going missing! Then, Sammy’s own little sister disappears.

Can he track down the evil Count Batcular and save Natty… before it’s too late?

The first time I ever held a book with my name on it!

The first time I ever held a book with my name on it!

13 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Sara
    May 23, 2014 @ 13:21:32

    I love you Eleanor


    • Anna silvertong
      Aug 06, 2014 @ 16:15:37

      I love u Eleanor and I love your books diaries of weird I am like sammy feral I have made my own diary of weird because I have been attacked by a gut worm and I’ve found out that my pet dog is a flying dog this is all true hope u believe me oh and I’ve been attacked by a ninja who wanted to have my pet dog but I’m not giving her up

      Best regards


      Aged 11

      P.s I’ve got a friend who can read people’s mind named blue and I can talk to hawks I know madness


  3. Clodagh Fitzgearld
    Mar 15, 2016 @ 19:58:07

    hi I m in the middle of reading yeti rescue its really good. from Clodagh age 9


  4. Wendy Cullen
    Jul 16, 2018 @ 00:48:16

    Will there be a book 6?


    • Eleanor Hawken
      Jul 16, 2018 @ 05:27:47

      Thanks for asking! At the moment I don’t have any plans to write another Sammy Feral book, but if you haven’t already checked out my Felix Frost Books then please do!


      • Milo
        May 07, 2020 @ 09:40:57

        I’m Milo and I love your books and what about Sammy’s wish?

      • Eleanor Hawken
        May 08, 2020 @ 13:11:28

        Thanks, Milo! As for Sammy’s wish…he hasn’t had a chance to make it yet! I think Sammy is very happy with his life, and loves his family and friends – he doesn’t really need to wish for anything. I think it’s a good idea for Sammy to keep the wish in his back pocket in case he ever needs to use it at a later date…maybe he’ll need a wish to save the day at some point!

  5. Victor
    Oct 06, 2018 @ 14:37:06

    I have just read Sammy Feral’s Diaries Of Weird again & so enjoy them. Bought the books for my boys & they also so enjoy them. Thank you for those lovely stories. Hope one day there will be more 🙂 Regards, Victor


    • Eleanor Hawken
      Oct 15, 2018 @ 19:27:28

      Hi Victor, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a comment 🙂 I’m so thrilled to hear your boys enjoy reading my books. No plans for any more Sammy Feral books at the moment. But you might want to check out my Felix Frost books, which are in a similar genre and are just as bonkers as Sammy! Eleanor


  6. Thomas
    Nov 18, 2018 @ 16:38:59

    My 5yo loves the Sammy Feral books, we have read two. I am having a hard time finding them. Do you have a source


    • Eleanor Hawken
      Nov 19, 2018 @ 10:23:07

      I’m so thrilled your 5-year-old loves Sammy Feral! Sorry to hear you’re having trouble finding the books though. I usually direct people online – try Amazon. Failing that, you can always contact my publishers directly (Quercus) to see if they can hunt out copies for you!


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