'A book that will be enjoyed by readers of animal stories but that also has potential to lead to discussion of the plight of endangered species.
(School Librarian )
'... thrills the same way as London's White Fang does.'
(Amanda Craig, The Times )Cadoc:
'Worthy, well-written and stomach-churning.' (Daily Echo, Bournemouth )
'Had me on the edge of my seat.' (School Librarian )Wolf!
: 'Captures perfectly the arbitrary, necessary cruelty of a predator and the deliberate, pointless cruelty of human hunters. Children will rush through this story ...' (Armadillo )Elephant Ben
: 'compelling reading' (The School Librarian )
'An exciting and immensely enjoyable adventure story ... A great read for any young wildlife enthusiast.' (The Northern Echo )Kimba
:'Geoffrey Malone continues to be one of the great specialists of the animal novel.' (West of France review paper )
About the Author
Geoffrey Malone spent most of his childhood in Africa, where he managed to avoid any formal education until the age of eleven. After school in England, he joined the army for sixteen years, then worked and travelled in North America. He became a broadcaster and wrote his first book about his nearest neighbours, a family of beavers: 'Brunner'. He lives happily in London with his wife and their cocker spaniel, Harriett, and advises charities dedicated to the preservation of endangered species. He has won the Children's Book of the Year prize in the French 'Tam-Tam, j'aime lire' competition, and the 'Prix Enfant-Grandparent Europeen' for 'Torn Ear'. He was also recently shortlisted for the Stockton Award for 'Elephant Ben'.