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Ghosts of the Forest

Written by Steve Backshall

Part of the The Falcon Chronicles Series

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Saving the rain forest! That’s the vital mission of Saker and his friend Sinter. The precious forest is being cleared by loggers leaving the wild life at risk. The orang-utans will be especially vulnerable if their precious habit is destroyed. Using all their cunning, skill and intimate knowledge of the forest, Saker and Sinter and their friends dare to challenge the loggers despite the enormous dangers they face as they do so. A page turning adventure that will inspire young readers to care about their environment.

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Ghosts of the Forest

Wilds of the Wolf

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Ghosts of the Forest Synopsis

Saker and Sinter have split up. Sinter is nursing in the shanties of Ho Chi Minh city. Saker is with the peace-loving Penan helping them protect the orang utans and save their own forest homes, as unscrupulous loggers wreak destruction. But they are being watched. And hunted. The Prophet has not forgiven their betrayal. Escaping the Clan takes Saker and Sinter on a deadly, dangerous journey through Vietnam, over the South China Sea back to Borneo. Deep in the jungle, they're reunited on their most daredevil and audacious mission yet, to save the endangered orang utans before they become ghosts of the forest. Beware the wooden bullet.

This is the second novel from Steve Backshall, the enthusiastic presenter of the Deadly 60 series.  Click here to download an extract of the first in the Falcon Chronicles, Tiger Wars.

Ghosts of the Forest Press Reviews

Steve Backshall's first foray into fiction tells the story of Saker and Sinter. On the run, they find themselves turned into an unlikely pair of eco warriors. Fast paced with a serious message. ANGELS AND URCHINS

Exciting to read and vividly brought to life in the dramatic backgrounds of India and China, this is also an important story about protecting wild life. -- Julia Eccleshare LOVEREADING4KIDS

Tiger Wars is an excellent debut. Backshall's pacy narrative carries us with him, educating along the way, and his characters fascinate. This won't be the last we hear from Sinter and Saker. We Love This Book 

A great adventure story with equal amounts of tigers, wars... and thrills galore! -- Daniel Wood (young reviewer) FIRST NEWS

Backshall has dreamed up a gripping action thriller in the heat of India. The wicked Wolf who's in charge of the plot to nab Saker, makes for an excellent villain and Backshall isn't afraid to show his vulnerabilities either. Of course there's an animal theme here and the message that poaching and making money from beautiful creatures is a bad thing is heartfelt but doesn't get in the way of a gripping adventure. FLIPSIDE

Zoologist, presenter, adventurer and now novelist, Steve Backshall is quite a talent... Backshall fills the novel with information about the natural world and the ways humans are conspiring to damage it - unless Sinter and Saker can stop them. But with a packed narrative and pacey language, this series will be welcomed by his growing audience. Indeed though, I received two review copies, I have only one left - my nine year old son won't give the other back. -- Tom Jackson BBC WILDLIFE

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ISBN: 9781444009644
Publication date: 17/07/2014
Publisher: Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781444004397
Publication date: 04/07/2013
Publisher: Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444009644
Publication date: 17th July 2014
Author: Steve Backshall
Publisher: Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Books for Boys

About Steve Backshall

Steve Backshall is the hugely popular and fearless presenter of the BBC kids' series DEADLY 60 and LIVE AND DEADLY; his eventful life is well documented and he recently hit the headlines after being bitten by a Caiman live on camera! Steve travels the world to learn about the most inspiring predators, from boxing mantis shrimp to charging tigers. Steve also regularly writes articles for newspapers and magazines including the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER and BBC WILDLIFE and is an inspirational public speaker. Steve says: "Though I seem to have found myself unwittingly lost in the world of wildlife television, I always ...

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