Martine is looking forward to the holidays and riding Jemmy, her white giraffe, until an accident sends her and Ben on a journey to the Matobo Hills wilderness in Zimbabwe. It is a lawless land, where nothing is what it seems. Whe they uncover a plot in which the fate of a magnificent leopard and the lost treasure of an African King are mysteriously linked, their friendship faces its greatest test.
In this third African adventure, Martine and Ben must use every survival skill they posess as they race against time to save the world’s rarest leopard – and each other.
“Spellbinding... another magical, compelling adventure”
“A thrilling mix of heartfelt eco-friendly adventure and natural magic...perfect for 8-11s.”
Amanda Craig, THE TIMES
“St John’s refined prose and assertive young protagonists convey a profound regard for the beauty and magic of the vast African backdrop... a hugely enjoyable and gripping summer read for both girls and boys”