16 year old Alex and his 12 year old brother James are asked to take a mysterious package to their parents, who are engaged in animal research in the Nepalese jungle. They soon become involved in a dangerous journey involving betrayal, wild animals, avalanches, deep and dark caves and kidnap by Maoist insurgents, as well as help from many Nepalis, including their young friend Atti. The story moves rapidly from one incident and escape to another, and is sure to hold the interest of young readers. Throughout the book Jane’s knowledge and love of Nepal, its people, its geography and its wildlife shine through the narrative, skilfully making it as informative as it is entertaining. The book includes a glossary of Nepali terms used in the text, as well as delightful illustrations by Betty Levene of many of the creatures encountered by Alex and James during their adventure. Young readers given this book, whether in print format or as an ebook will devour it and will eagerly await the next of Alex and James’s adventures.
Mike Townend in Travelwise
The adventures of Alex and James continue on as they brave hunger and every kind of wildlife in Nepal in order to rescue their kidnapped conservationist parents. Young readers are introduced to Nepal's past, a time when real-life kidnappings of conservationists occurred. Not only will readers learn about the history of Nepal and the rich wildlife and foods there, they will be reminded of the grit it takes to stand up for what one believes. Beautifully told and illustrated, a real treat!
Lizbeth Meredith, author
A Glimpse of Eternal Snows
A Glimpse of Eternal Snows captivated us all and within days of receiving the manuscript, we knew that we simply had to publish this book. Jane writes beautifully and while her account of her son's life is very poignant, it is not in any way self-indulgent. We simply get to know her and her family so well, that the choices that they make, heart
Juliet Rogers CEO Murdoch books
rending though they may be, make perfect sense to us. In addition, Jane's huge love of Nepal, the people, the scenery, the culture and language is spell binding. I am the last person in the world who would consider a trekking
holiday in Nepal to be a fun thing to do, but after reading this book, I was ready to pack my bags and head for the airport.
It is a rare experience in publishing, to begin a manuscript and to be so captivated by it that you know that you simply have to have it. I had that experience, and so did everyone at Murdoch Books and we are truly thrilled and delighted to have this wonderful book on our Pier 9 list.