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Forest of the Pygmies by Isabel Allende
  

Forest of the Pygmies

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From one of the world's best-loved storytellers comes a magical novel of adventure and discovery. This is the final instalment of Isabel Allende's celebrated inspirational trilogy of the journeys in Africa of Alexander and his grandmother Kate, along with their animal spirits Jaguar and Eagle. The novel soars with radiant settings and spirits, corruption and slavery amongst a clan of pygmies, and ultimately, an extraordinary friendship. Between them all, they launch a spectacular and precarious struggle to restore freedom and return leadership to its rightful hands. Although Allendeâs legion of fans will enjoy this trilogy it is very different from her usual novels. Teenagers, however, will absolutely devour it.

Comparisons: Wolf Brother, Shadowmancer

If you like Isabel Allende you might also like to read books by C S Lewis, Elif Shafak and Lawrence Hill.

Synopsis

Forest of the Pygmies by Isabel Allende

Alexander Cold knows all too well his grandmother Kate is never far from an adventure. When International Geographic commissions her to write an article about the first elephant-led safaris in Africa, they head-with Nadia Santos and the magazine's photography crew-to the blazing, red plains of Kenya. Days into the tour, a Catholic missionary approaches the camp in search of his companions who have mysteriously disappeared. Kate, Alexander, Nadia, and their team, agreeing to aid the rescue, enlists the help of a local pilot to lead them to the swampy forests of Ngoubé. There they discover a clan of Pygmies who unveil a harsh and surprising world of corruption, slavery, and poaching.

Alexander and Nadia, entrusting the magical strengths of Jaguar and Eagle, their totemic animal spirits, launch a spectacular and precarious struggle to restore freedom and return leadership to its rightful hands.

The final installment of Isabel Allende's celebrated trilogy of the journeys of Jaguar and Eagle soars with radiant settings, spirits, beings-and the transformation of an extraordinary friendship.

About the Author

Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende was born in Chile, and now lives in California. She worked for many years as a journalist before writing the internationally bestselling novel The House of the Spirits. Since then she has published the equally highly-acclaimed Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, The Stories of Eva Luna, ‘The Infinite Plan and ‘Paula.

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Publication date

7th March 2005

Author

Isabel Allende

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www.isabelallende.com/

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Publisher

Harpercollins Publishers

Format

Hardback

Categories

Literary Fiction
Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9780007199631

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