Monday, September 9, 2013
AUDIO BOOK BLOG TOUR: Zoe & Zak and the Ghost Leopard by
ABOUT THE BOOK
Move over Percy Jackson. Find out what everybody is talking about!
If you loved Harry Potter, if you couldn't get enough of Percy Jackson, if you're wondering what to read after The Mark of Athena -- from bestselling author Lars Guignard comes the kids' magic fantasy adventure... GHOST LEOPARD.
Zoe and Zak are lost in exotic India, where gods and magic still exist. Before they can find their way home, they just have to do one little thing...
...Save a mythical creature from an ancient evil that wants to rule the world.
When Zoe Guire goes along on her mom's business trip to India, things get very weird, very quickly. An elephant god speaks to her from the bottom of a swimming pool... She and her classmate Zak get locked in a trunk and shipped off to a strange city near the foothills of the Himalayas... and a crazy snake charmer tells them they've been chosen to protect a mythical creature called the Ghost Leopard from an ancient evil that wants to take over the world.
As they travel deeper into the majestic mountains known as the Realm of the Gods, things get even weirder. If she and Zak want to make it back to their parents, they're going to have to tap into powers they never knew existed.
Because if they don't, things will never be the same for any of us ever again.
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Ghost Leopard Audiobook Blog Tour special:
To celebrate the audiobook release, the ebook version of Ghost Leopard will be available ON SALE for $0.99 (regular price $4.99) from September 9 to September 20. Please click here to order.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lars Guignard is a former film and television writer and a graduate of both McGill University and the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. His debut thriller novel, Lethal Circuit, has been an amazon top 100 Technothriller since its release.
Guignard has wanted to write Indian stories for kids ever since he attended a boarding school in the majestic Himalayas. The time he spent in the “school above the clouds” affected him profoundly, and once he returned home to North America he was struck by the lack of children’s stories from India available in our culture. Since India is such an incredible country, he decided to write a series of action adventure books for young adults about India to introduce young readers to this magical, mystical land. So if you’re looking for a great book adventure for kids, try Ghost Leopard today!
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A fun book read by a great narrator. It was surprisingly easy to see Carlson as 11-year-old Zoey. She also does a nice job with doing different voices for the other characters as well. That makes it easier to know who is speaking. And I absolutely loved the setting and how it was presented in the story. India is a fascinating place, but there aren't a lot of children's books set there and the one's that are are mostly historical fiction. So it was fun to listen to a fantasy, adventure story set in India that while a lot of things were made up the culture shines through so well.
Zoey is very appealing heroine with mostly good sense, who has to put up with Zak's curiosity and impulsiveness. Yet she has her own reasons for getting involved with 'rhino butt' and his map and a leopard who had never been photographed. When the kid's parents have to leave and the kids are left in the care of a rent-a-nanny, things really start to happen, especially when the kids end up stuck in a trunk being flown, who knows where. And what's this about a ghost leopard, and how on earth are two kids supposed to save a mythical creature in a foreign land? Read/listen to the book and find out! Highly recommended.
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