Mantrap by Tish Farrell


Mantrap by Tish Farrell

Danny doesn't want to be a hunter, but when the rains fail, he and his father Jacob are forced to go poaching for meat in the forbidden game park. But when Danny makes a terrible mistake, their theft is discovered. Now the corrupt ranger, Davis Sata, has plans for Jacob - plans that involve ivory poaching and the greatest danger of their lives. Mantrap is part of the Shades 2.0 series, published by Ransom Publishing, a specialist publisher for reluctant and struggling readers. The Shades 2.0 books offer fast-paced, shorter stories (just 64pp each) for older readers who may find longer books too daunting, but who still want the excitement of a great story told with pace and style. Mantrap is ideal for reluctant readers aged 12+ with a reading age of 9 - 10 years.

About the Author

Tish Farrell is a freelance writer, local activist and blogger. She completed a degree in Prehistory and Archaelogy at Sheffield and began her writing career following eight years spent in Africa. Her first book 'Jessicah the Mountain Slayer' won 2nd prize at the 1996 Zimbabwe International Book Fair, while her picture book 'Flame Tree Market' picked up first prize. She is passionate about bridging cultures through her work and aims to write stories that explore what makes us human. Tish has also written award-winning short stories and a non-fiction educational series, Write Your Own, as well as being involved in producing exhibition text and guides. She is a member of the Society of Authors and of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

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64 pages


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Publication date

1st July 2013



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