Toad and the Miracle at Croco Lake by Ken Metcalfe
  

Toad and the Miracle at Croco Lake

Written by Ken Metcalfe
Illustrated by Neil Chapman

7+ readers   5+ readers   

RRP £9.99

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There’s a feel of traditional stories to this tale of Toad and his friend Old Camel and their adventures on the banks of Croco Lake, but a contemporary sensibility too; for example, one of their friends, a young boy called Paul, has become selectively mute after the shock of losing his father, and the animals, together with a young African doctor, need to use their kindness, patience and understanding to help him. It’s just one of the plot lines in this lively African set story and there’s lots to appeal to young readers, including a dramatic but ultimately funny encounter with some hungry crocodiles. ~Andrea Reece

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Toad and the Miracle at Croco Lake by Ken Metcalfe

There is a problem at Croco Lake. The exit channel to the river is blocked by a landslide and it only needs more heavy rain for the whole of the surrounding area to be flooded, including the local village. Dynamiting the blockage may endanger the lives of many creatures. Toad however has a plan but can all the creatures be saved? And will they be in time? A second book in this delightful series set in Africa in the 1930s.

A funny and moving story suitable for young and old alike.

About the Author

Ken Metcalfe

Ken Metcalfe was born in Audenshaw, Manchester. Marrying in 1968, he worked all his life in the family engineering business (Droylsden). Taking early retirement he moved to Cornwall in 2000 where he now enjoys telling stories to his grandchildren and playing the occasional round of golf.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
64 pages

Author

Ken Metcalfe
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Author's Website

www.kenmetcalfe.co.uk/

Publisher

Mereo an imprint of Memoirs Publishing

Publication date

28th April 2017

ISBN

9781861515025

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