Imagine you’re totally lost in a strange city with no idea where you are and no way home. Now imagine that elephants and snake charmers start telling you that you’ve been chosen to save the world. Would you even believe them? What would you do? Zoe Guire isn’t sure. Having that elephant talk to her was really weird, and, as a rule, Zoe doesn’t do weird. Except the thing is, when Zoe goes along on her mom’s business trip to India, things get very weird, very quickly. Soon after she arrives, Zoe finds herself tagging alongside a kid named Zak, lost in a crazy city, with no money and no way home. And those are the least of Zoe’s troubles. Because if she’s to believe the scary-looking snake charmer guy sitting in the corner, she and Zak have been chosen — chosen to protect some kind of mythical animal called the Ghost Leopard from who knows what. Now, the further they get into the mountains, the more crazily impossible things get. Carpets fly and statues talk and if either Zoe or Zak want to make it back to their parents, or the sixth grade, or anything even close to normal, they’re going to have to make some new friends, learn some new tricks, and listen, really listen to that talking elephant. Because if they don’t, the world will never be the same again.
Join Zoe and Zak as they journey high into the Himalayas to a place few have been and even fewer have returned to tell about it. Live life beyond the edge. Purchase Zoe & Zak and the Ghost Leopard at Amazon
When Zoe makes a trip to India with her mother, she thinks it’s going to be the trip of a lifetime. Little does she realise how true this will be. She meets up with Zak a boy from school who happens to be there too and thats where the adventure begins.
Zoe and Zak complement each other – Zoe is careful and cautious, Zak is carefree and ready to jump into danger.
It is targeted to children 10+ and I can understand how popular this book will be. There is everything a child would want to read about magic, adventure and a lot of imagination.
Simply written, the book flows well. Since it has both Zoe and Zak it will appeal to both boys and girls alike. There is also information on the culture and food of India and this helps to add a bit of fact to the totally fictitious book.
I enjoyed it and am sure it will appeal to both children and adults alike.
About Author Lars Guignard
Lars Guignard is the bestselling author of four novels, including the spy thriller series: Lethal Circuit & Blown Circuit, the paranormal detective series: Brood, and the middle grade magic adventure series: Zoe & Zak and the Ghost Leopard. Lars Guignard is a former film and television writer and graduate of both McGill University and the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. Ever since attending high school in the Indian Himalayas, Lars has been an avid backpacker and traveler. He now makes his home in the Pacific Northwest where he is busy completing the second Zoe & Zak adventure for release in Spring 2013. His blog can be found at larsguignard.com where he discusses his new projects and technology’s impact on writing.
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