Chasing the Tiger
Having read the first Alex and James book, Himalayan Adventure, and been left high and dry on a cliff hanger I couldn't wait to read the sequel. How would the intrepid duo fare? Would they and their equally doughty female companion survive? The book did not disappoint. It tells a pacy adventure story but is much more; interweaving, as it seamlessly does, interesting facts about Nepali culture and wildlife.
The Magic Middle Finger
I love the setting of this story – it’s so sumptuously told. The sights, smells and sounds are vivid and evocative, it completely took me away while I was reading it.
This is a gripping and fast-paced story, firmly rooted in reality. There are two boys, young, funny, vulnerable and scared. And there’s the exotic and alien environment of the Himalayas, rich with vividly enticing wildlife – but also full of danger. This adventure story dramatically explores how determination can turn into heroism.
Victor Watson, children's author
In this gripping sequel to ‘Himalayan Hostages’ we follow the adventures of two brothers searching for their kidnapped parents across the hills of Nepal. Vivid descriptions (and beautiful illustrations) of the wildlife and people they encounter bring this action-packed story to life.
The Reading Agency