When the Mountains Roared

When the Mountains Roared

Children's, Age 9-12
Paperback Published on: 05/04/2018
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When the Mountains Roared
An animal-lover's adventure in the Indian mountains
I couldn't wait to read this, after loving Jess Butterworth's first book 'Running on the Roof of the World', so I was very excited to receive an advance co... READ MORE
Rachael at Altrincham

Synopsis

A vivid, warm and atmospheric adventure set in the mountains of India, about a girl who is determined to protect the wild leopards of the mountain from poachers, perfect for fans of Katherine Rundell.

I thought we'd live here forever ... but then, I thought Mum would be here forever too.

When Ruby's dad uproots her from Australia to set up a hotel in the mountains of India, Ruby is devastated. Not only are they living in a run-down building in the middle of the wilderness surrounded by scorpions, bears and leopards, but Ruby is sure that India will never truly feel like home - not without her mum there.

Ever since her mum died, Ruby has been afraid. Of cars. Of the dark. Of going to sleep and never waking up.

But then the last remaining leopards of the mountain are threatened and everything changes. Ruby vows to do all she can to protect them - if she can only overcome her fears...

  • Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
  • ISBN: 9781510102118
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 256g
  • Dimensions: 126 x 194 x 20 mm

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When the Mountains Roared
Simple, elegant story for animal lovers
When I received this advanced copy, I immediately put down what I was reading at the time to read this. The topic of nature conservation, especially that o... READ MORE
Megan Kelland
When the Mountains Roared
A stunningly compelling & evocative tale that surpasses far beyond the highest of expectations, carrying with it an all-important message of preservation; of the potency of poaching; and of being at peace with the wild and the world; that will live long n
Following the very much deserved success of Jess’ richly atmospheric and accomplished debut Running on the Roof of the World, she returns on familiar groun... READ MORE
Scott Evans (The Reader Teacher/MrEPrimary)