Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Zoe and Zak Ghost Leopard Book Review
Synopsis 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 Review When Zoe goes to India with her mother, she thinks its the best thing to happen to her. Little does she realise how true this will be. When she meets Zak a boy from school there and her life takes a very adventurous turn. Zoe and Zak are opposite poles – Zoe is scared of doing anything dangerous, Zak is ready to try anything. 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 fantasy. 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 otherwise fictitious book. I enjoyed it and am sure it will appeal to both children and adults alike.