When the Mountains Roared (Paperback)Jess Butterworth (author)
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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
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 22 mm
Ruby is brave and gutsy, standing up for what she believes in. * A Little but a Lot *
Just finished this absolutely mesmerising novel set in the Himalayas, about family, grief, the importance of preserving our wildlife, and a baby kangaroo called Joey. Can't wait for this book to be out in the wild in April! * Mariana Mouzinho - Seven Stories *
Butterworth's vivid, energetic descriptions of the Himalayan landscape and wildlife are wonderful to read. Wrought from her own childhood memories and family stories handed down from her grandparents, you can really feel the abiding love and passion that sit at the heart of this book. Young readers will get a good idea of the size of the problems facing conservationists but will end the book feeling hopeful. And they will get a good understanding of how devastating the loss of a parent is but will end the book understanding that grief is a process and that things do get better. -- Jill Murphy * The Book Bag *
PRAISE FOR RUNNING ON THE ROOF OF THE WOLD
Daring kids, sidekick yaks, Himalayan setting - all the ingredients of a smashing adventure.* Abi Elphinstone *
There's inevitably a political element to the story, pitched at just the right level, but this is also an exciting adventures with vivid descriptions of the landscape. A story relevant to the world that we live in today, told with compassion and understanding. * The Guardian *
A wonderful story of courage and hope. * Amy Wilson, author of A GIRL CALLED OWL *
A cracking adventure and survival novel set in the Himalayas which really makes you think about the plight of the Tibetan people. * Sarah Webb, Irish Independent *
A powerful, compelling story of hope, wisdom and compassion * Steve Voake *
This is a wonderfully fast-paced read that's a celebration of courage and integrity in the face of danger, and the importance of standing up for what you believe in. * Scoop *
This is an excellent story it maintains a good pace throughout and is filled with insights into both Tibetan and Indian culture. * The School Librarian *
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