What on earth is causing the orangutans of Mukada Nature Reserve to fall sick and head to the coast? Romy Alexander – on a visit to Borneo with her scientist father – isn’t convinced by the park warden’s explanation that overcrowding is the cause of the problem.
The eleven-year-old soon discovers she has acquired extraordinary powers to investigate the mystery that brings her face to face with dark forces threatening the creatures of the rainforest. In a captivating and moving adventure, Volume 1 of the Monkey Magic series, Romy comes to realise that she alone can help break a curse that has brought suffering to generations of orangutans.
About the author
Grant S. Clark has spent much of his career writing about about primates (the human kind) jumping on each other and chasing balls as a journalist covering World Cups and the Olympics. He is British and lives with his family in Singapore. This is the first book in the Monkey Magic series, which was originally inspired by a visit to the rainforests of Borneo. A portion of the author’s royalties will go to conservation charities that help orangutans. Learn more at www.monkeymagicbook.com. For free teacher worksheet downloads about conservation, orangutans, Monkey Magic and writing, visit the “School Stuff” section at www.monkeymagicbook.com. Grant’s website is www.grantsclark.com.
Category Kid’s fiction (7-11)