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The Leopard's Tail

By Nicola Davies
Illustrated by Annabel Wright

An illustrated mountain adventure with Caucasian leopards, based on a real conservation project, from award-winning author Nicola Davies.

The sixth title in Nicola Davies' Heroes of the Wild series is a mountain adventure based on a real conservation project to protect Caucasian leopards. Malik loves exploring the mountains near his village in Armenia, and he's never forgotten the leopard he once saw as a very young boy. But the night he hears a shot from a poacher's gun ring out across the mountain he knows his leopard is in grave danger. As Malik strives to find out who would want to kill such a beautiful creature, he uncovers a villainous plot that will mean not only the death of his rare and beloved leopard, but will harm every other living thing in the mountains too.

  • Based on detailed research and a real conservation project, with an information section at the back of the book.
  • Unlike the competition, this series focuses on children who live in countries where wild animals are endangered, and the solutions that will affect their lives and their future.
  • Beautiful black and white mixed media illustrations by Annabel Wright.

About the author

Nicola Davies is a zoologist and award-winning writer. Her books for children include the best-selling A First Book of Nature, illustrated by Mark Hearld, Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes, which won the 2015 American Association for the Advancement of Science's prize for excellence in science (picture book category) Just Ducks, shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, Extreme Animals and The Promise. Nicola lives in Abergavenny, Wales. www.nicola-davies.com @nicolakidsbooks

About the illustrator

Annabel Wright trained at Brighton College of Art. Her work can be seen everywhere from theatre backdrops to postage stamps, New York subway cars to building hoardings. For Walker she illustrated the poetry collection From Mouth to Mouth as well as the other five titles in the Heroes of the Wild series, and her many clients include The New Yorker, Amnesty International, The Independent, Royal Mail and The Economist. Annabel lives in Glasgow, Scotland.

ISBN: 9781406356007
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 1, 2015
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 112pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $11.99
New Zealand RRP: $12.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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