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Real life adventure with a hint of magic. Fresh, original voice in a story with lots of atmosphere and charm. Exotic South Africa with its all its flora and fauna perfectly evoked. Great adventure read for 9-12 boys and girls. Film rights optioned. Translations rights sold in 17 territories and sales of the hardback over 10,000 copies. Great reviews: 'St John again evokes the beauty of Africa in this powerful tale of a girl's special relationship with animals' (Waterstone's Books Quarterly). 'Transports you instantly into the heart of Africa and the landscape so beautifully evoked in her first children's book, THE WHITE GIRAFFE ... beguiling storytelling with a timeless feel' (Bookseller). 'Vivid and lyrical' (Publishing News).
Lauren St John was born in Rhodesia in 1966 and lived on a farm there until she was 16. She worked as a journalist for several years and has written biographies of sporting heroes and Nashville musicians for Transworld, Picador and Fourth Estate. Her memoir, RAINBOW'S END, was published by Hamish Hamilton in Spring 2007. She lives in London.
A wonderful and exciting adventure * THE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN * Unputdownable * THE TEACHER *