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
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.
What an amazing adventure this book was! I’m quite a bit past middle school, but I still love reading these types of books. I got so lost in this story, it was great! The characters were strong and the descriptions of the settings, just wow. I have never been one to want to travel abroad, but this story really made me wish I could see India and the places the characters got to experience. The adventure and intrigue was non stop, it was very hard to put this book down at night or to do other stuff. There were a lot of creative situations and characters throughout the story. I think any kid from age 8-9 would love this story! And adults too who just like a good adventure read!
About The Author
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.