Paw Prints in the Snow by Sally Grindley

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Finding tigers in Russia is the thrilling half term mission for Joe when he accompanies his mum on a special mission to search for the Amur tigers, one of the world’s rarest creatures. The nature reserve that is home to the tigers is an awesome frozen world. Soon Joe is not only close to the tigers but also playing a key role in rescuing a tiger cub. Combining excitement with loads of facts, this is brilliant introduction to the wonders of nature.


Paw Prints in the Snow by Sally Grindley

The first in a series of four books following the adventures of a family involved in animal conservation. Nail-biting, exciting and based on fact, this is a story with punch! Two children accompany their parents as they travel the world helping animals on the verge of extinction. As their parents work alongside international agencies, the children have their own thrilling adventures.

When Joe and Aesha's mother is given an assignment to train young vets, the Brook family visits an important nature reserve near Lazovsky in eastern Russia. In this spectacular snow-bound landscape, Joe is thrilled by the prospect of glimpsing a rare Amur tiger in the wild. Alongside the fieldworkers, the Brooks get involved in tracking local species, such as the Asiatic black bear and the raccoon dog. However, the tigers prove elusive - until Joe's interest in wildlife photography leads him to make an unexpected discovery that puts his very life in danger.

Paw Prints in the Snow is written with the assistance and guidance of London Zoo's conservation team. All information is accurate and the stories are full of excitement and tension. Sally Grindley is the author of bestselling and award-winning fiction for young readers. Here she brings to life a story of hope set in Russia.


Loads of interesting animal facts contained in an exciting, pacy story Primary Times

About the Author

Sally Grindley

Sally was our Guest Editor for December 2010. Click here to see her book selections.

Sally began writing in 1984 while she was working for a nationwide children's book club. She has been a full-time author since 1995 and has had over 140 books published. She won the prestigious Smarties Gold Prize in 2005 for her novel ‘Spilled Water’, and 'Shhh' won the Children's Book Award in 1992 and was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize. She has also won and been shortlisted for a number of other awards. Sally is lauded for her ability to write across a wide range of subjects and for a wide range of ages – from street kids to giants and from toddlers to pre-teens.

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112 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

2nd February 2012




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