Sunday, 2 March 2014

Klipspringer Hill

Camac Johnson

Children's novel - illustrated. (Age group 7+)

Remember Finding Nemo? Children and adults alike were enthralled by its colourful undersea world and unforgettable characters.  

Now comes another exciting tale of a small creature on an epic journey in search of a lost loved one. The setting is the vast Kalahari region of Southern Africa, and the main character is a small snake. 

His dad is missing . . .
Little Squirt is determined to find him.

The young egg-eater snake must cross the wild Kalahari to reach the Chicken Farm. Danger lurks everywhere. Along the way he forges new friendships and avoids foes.

But there's no avoiding Rooster at the farm. Injured in the big bully's sneak attack, Little Squirt is captured by humans. Pain turns to joy when he is reunited with his dad, Bold Hunter.

The young snake dreams of escape and taking revenge on Rooster. But his dad has become fat and lazy in captivity. If they are ever to see friends and loved ones again on Klipspringer Hill, it's Little Squirt who must take command.

Turn the pages and feel the sun's heat, hear the lion's roar, smell the burning savannah. Aardvark, ostrich, lizard, springhare, lynx and vulture, are characters that will stay in the memory long after you finish reading. 

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