African Adventure by Willard Price
  

African Adventure

Written by Willard Price
Illustrated by Pat Marriott

9+ readers

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Matt Dickinson, our Guest Editor for January 2013 -

Ah! It is probably just a teeny bit dated by now but (predictably given my later wanderings as a film maker) the Willard Price adventure series ticked all my twelve-year-old boxes for adrenaline, mystery and wild places long before I ever held a compass in my hand. Hal and Roger are the stars of these books, teenagers lucky enough to travel the world as zoologists, and unfortunate enough (hooray from the reader’s point of view!) to rub up against smugglers and voodoo practitioners and murderers and evil-doers every time they step off the beaten track. The wildlife is gratifyingly wild. The peril is so vividly drawn it will have children quivering under their quilts (well I did!).

The books are still going strong and I’m not surprised.

Synopsis

African Adventure by Willard Price

One of Willard Price's adventure books featuring Hal and Roger Hunt. On safari in Africa, the pair find that the bogus Colonel Bigg is hindering their attempts to capture a man-eating tiger. Worse is to come in the shape of an evil witch-doctor, who is determined to kill the boys.


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About the Author

Willard Price

Willard DeMille Price (28 July 1887 – 14 October 1983) was a Canadian-born American natural historian and author of children's fiction.

Shortly before his death, in 1983, Price commented that:

My aim in writing the Adventure series for young people was to lead them to read by making reading exciting and full of adventure. At the same time I want to inspire an interest in wild animals and their behavior. Judging from the letters I have received from boys and girls around the world, I believe I have helped open to them the worlds of books and natural history.

In 2006, the Price family sold the copyrights and related legal rights for the fourteen Adventure series titles, plus the right to use Price's name, to London-based Fleming Literary Management

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Format

Paperback
208 pages
Interest Age: from 9 to 11

Author

Willard Price
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Publisher

Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

20/05/1993

ISBN

9780099183716


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