on 13 November 2013
Thoughts of my daughter (age 9):
"This is one of the best books I've ever read. Lauren St John describes Africa in such vivid detail, but with sensitivity and respect for animals, that you can imagine what each scene would be like in real life. A magical mixture of sadness and joy. There are some quite scary and/or sad bits so I'd recommend it to people age 8+. The main character is quite a tomboy and she is involved in so many adventures that the book is for boys and girls."