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Cloudburst: A Jack Courtney Adventure

Wilbur Smith



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Piccadilly Press
01 March 2020
Children's & Educational; Adventure stories (Children's&YA)
Jack Courtney has lived in London his whole life. But this summer his parents are travelling to the Democratic Republic of the Congo for a gorilla conference, and they've promised to take Jack and his friends with them.

When his parents go missing in the rainforest, abducted by mercenaries, nobody seems to have any answers. Jack is pretty sure that it's got something to do with the nearby tantalum mines, but he needs to prove it. Along with Amelia and Xander, Jack must brave the jungle to save his parents. Standing in his way is a member of his own family - Caleb Courtney.

There are western gorillas, forest elephants and hippos. But there are also bandits, mercenaries and hostile tribes. The three friends will need their wits about them if they are not only to save Jack's parents, but their own lives too.
By:   Wilbur Smith
Imprint:   Piccadilly Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   236g
ISBN:   9781848128538
ISBN 10:   1848128533
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   01 March 2020
Recommended Age:   From 9 to 13 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Wilbur Smith is a worldwide phenomenon. His readership has built up over fifty-five years of writing. Born in Central Africa in 1933, Wilbur became a full-time writer in 1964 following the success of When the Lion Feeds, and has since published over forty global bestsellers, including the Courtney Series, the Ballantyne Series, the Egyptian Series, the Hector Cross Series and many successful standalone novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. The establishment of the Wilbur & Niso Smith Foundation in 2015 cemented Wilbur's passion for empowering writers, promoting literacy and advancing adventure writing as a genre. The foundation's flagship programme is the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize. For all the latest information on Wilbur visit www.wilbursmithbooks.com or facebook.com/WilburSmith

Reviews for Cloudburst: A Jack Courtney Adventure

You won't be able to put it down. * Angels & Urchins * Fast-paced, powerful storytelling that brings the characters, settings and real-life issues together seamlessly. * Miss Cleveland's Reading * Cloudburst is filled with so many twists and turns it will keep the reader guessing at each stage. Fans of Enid Blyton and Willard Price will enjoy Cloudburst, which takes these classics, injecting them with a modern influence, reinvigorating the genre. * Reading Zone *

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