When 16-year-old Alex’s parents ask him to deliver a mysterious package to their animal research camp in the Nepali jungle, he and his 12-year-old brother James do not have a clue about the trouble they are about to face. Making the ransom payment doesn’t reunite the family but leads to an arduous journey through the dangerous dry forests at the foot of the Himalayas in pursuit of the thugs responsible for the kidnap.
Even with the help of their friend Atti, can three children avoid animal attack and drowning to rescue the parents from armed Kidnappers?
Surfing a narrative as swift and treacherous as a Himalayan river, Alex and his brother James pursure their kidnapped parents into the jungles of southwest Nepal, bonding over very many very lucky escapes and a good dose of samosas, milky tea and practical jokes. An enjoyable, educational read for all ages, this beautifully illustrated eco-adventure is an authentic contemporary portrayal of and call to action for a country beset by ecological and moral challenges. – RABI THAPA