Kimba by Geoffrey Malone


Written by Geoffrey Malone
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Kimba by Geoffrey Malone

Born among the rocks of M'goma Hill, Kimba is nurtured by his mother, fierce, tender Sabba. She teaches him the ways of the plains - the merciless hunt for food, the endless dangers from hyenas, leopards, crocodiles and rival lions. But when strange lions wrestle the pride away from his sire, Black Mane, Kimba must flee for his life to face the struggle for survival alone. Slowly, painfully, he grows fiercer and stronger: ready at last to challenge for leadership of his old pride and to confront lion's greatest enemy - humans.


The style is attractive and immediate, and might get boys (as well as girls) from 8 upwards, reading for pleasure * The School Librarian * Review of Elephant Ben from a child judge of the Stockton Award: '... definitely the most brilliant book I ever read. It's a definite 10/10!

* The School Librarian * ELEPHANT BEN: 'An exciting and immensely enjoyable adventure story ... A great read for any young wildlife enthusiast.' * The Northern Echo * Geoffrey Malone continues to be one of the great specialists of the animal novel. * West of France review paper *

About the Author

Geoffrey Malone spent most of his childhood in Africa, where he managed to avoid any formal education until the age of eleven. After school in England, he joined the army for sixteen years, then worked and travelled in North America. He became a broadcaster and wrote his first book about his nearest neighbours, a family of beavers: 'Brunner'. He lives happily in London with his wife and their cocker spaniel, Harriett, and advises charities dedicated to the preservation of endangered species. He has won the Children's Book of the Year prize in the French 'Tam-Tam, j'aime lire' competition, and the 'Prix Enfant-Grandparent Europeen' for 'Torn Ear'. He was also recently shortlisted for the Stockton Award for 'Elephant Ben'.

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144 pages


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Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

15th August 2002



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