This is a great read for pre-teens (or anyone young at heart) interested in Nepal, wildlife, or simply adventure! From run-ins with poachers and bears in the jungles of Bardiya, to struggling to survive in a mountain cave, to canoeing down the Karnali River, James and Alex (the protagonists) seem to find adventures wherever they go.
As an American journalist who grew up in Nepal myself, I loved the details in this book about wildlife, Nepali cultures, and politics / social problems. The book deals with a terrible time in Nepal's history - the Maoist civil war, when many ordinary people were stuck in the crossfire between rebels and the state security forces - without simplifying complex issues too much. The book's protagonists view the world from a unique vantage point as "Third Culture Kids." Wilson-Howarth, the author, shows her fondness for Nepal and Nepali people, and also demonstrates her lively imagination and story-telling ability!
Chasing the Tiger
With amazing details Jane Wilson-Howarth takes readers on another adventure in Nepal with Alex and James. I couldn't stop reading 'til I found out the ending. An exciting read from start to finish!
Jan Milusich, children's author
50 Camels and She's Yours
What an excellent book - full of adventurous amazing stories. Highly recommended. I really enjoyed reading it.