The thrilling, heartbreaking, and inspirational new story from award-winning storyteller and wildlife expert Gill Lewis. Deep in the heart of the African jungle, a baby gorilla is captured by a group of rebel soldiers. Imara and Bobo are two children also imprisoned in the rebels' camp. When they learn that the gorilla is destined to be sold into captivity, they swear to return it to the wild before it's too late. But the consequences of getting caught are too terrible to think about. Will the bond between the gorilla and the children give them the courage they need to escape?
- Paperback | 336 pages
- 129 x 197 x 25mm | 312g
- 29 Mar 2016
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
'I think Gill is one of the best authors ever!' Eva, age 10
'Not many people can set out to explain the backstory of the mineral coltan to children and produce a thrilling adventure story. But vet-turned-author Gill Lewis is a rare talent.' * Lucy Siegle, The Observer Magazine * 'Lewis's animal stories grow more powerful with each book ... This is a thrilling, thought-provoking adventure' * Sally Morris, Daily Mail * 'Adventure and wildlife mix in this exciting story' * Angels & Urchins * 'A recommended read for wildlife lovers, would be travellers, and anyone who wants to engage with lives different from their own.' * Books for Keeps * 'Powerful and thought-provoking from the start, I read it straight through to the end.' * Kerra Dagley, ReadingZone * 'Gill Lewis has established herself as the principal contemporary writer of animal stories, combining a vet's knowledge of her subject with a novelist's capacity for character and plot.' * Telegraph * 'Lewis writes beautifully about nature and animals.' * Daily Mail * 'Lewis's confident, economical prose takes the reader up, up and away.' * The Times * 'I think Gill is one of the best authors ever!' * Eva, age 10 *