Forest of the Pygmies

Isabel Allende
Margaret Sayers Peden (Translator)

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From one of the world’s best-loved storytellers comes a magical novel of adventure and discovery


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.

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ISBN – 9780063062948
Publisher – HarperCollins Publishers
Format – Paperback
Publication Date – 05/01/2021
Dimensions – 203mm X 135mm
Categories – Teen Fiction

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Fifteen-year-old Alex Cold, his friend Nadia and his eccentric grandmother Kate embark on a journey to a mysterious, hidden land high in the Himalayas. There they find that the peaceful, spiritual lifestyle of the Forbidden Kingdom, which has remained unchanged for generations, is under threat. ‘The Collector’, a rich westerner, is plotting to steal the Golden Dragon, a valuable statue that can foretell the future…


Full of the imagination and wonder that has made Isabel Allende one of the world’s bestselling authors, ‘The Kingdom of the Golden Dragon’ is an enthralling work of fiction that will delight the thousands of readers who bought and loved ‘City of the Beasts’.

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An ecological romance with a pulsing heart, equal parts Rider Haggard and Chico Buarque – one of the world’s greatest and most beloved storytellers broadens her style and reach with a Amazonian adventure story which will appeal to all ages


Fifteen-year-old Alexander Cold has the chance to take the trip of a lifetime.


With his mother in hospital, too ill to look after him, Alex is sent out to his grandmother Kate – a fearless reporter with blue eyes ‘as sharp as daggers’ points’. Kate is about to embark on an expedition to the dangerous, remote world of the Amazon rainforest, but rather than change her plans, she simply takes Alex along with her. They set off with their team – including a local guide and his daughter Nadia, with her wild, curly hair and skin the colour of honey – in search of a fabled headhunting tribe and a legendary, marauding creature known to locals only as ‘the Beast’, only to find out much, much more about the mysteries of the jungle and its inhabitants.


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The Soul of a Woman

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Long Petal of the Sea comes \”a bold exploration of womanhood, feminism, parenting, aging, love and more\” (Associated Press).

\”The Soul of a Woman is Isabel Allende’s most liberating book yet.\”–Elle

\”When I say that I was a feminist in kindergarten, I am not exaggerating,\” begins Isabel Allende. As a child, she watched her mother, abandoned by her husband, provide for her three small children without \”resources or voice.\” Isabel became a fierce and defiant little girl, determined to fight for the life her mother couldn’t have.

As a young woman coming of age in the late 1960s, she rode the second wave of feminism. Among a tribe of like-minded female journalists, Allende for the first time felt comfortable in her own skin, as they wrote \”with a knife between our teeth\” about women’s issues. She has seen what the movement has accomplished in the course of her lifetime. And over the course of three passionate marriages, she has learned how to grow as a woman while having a partner, when to step away, and the rewards of embracing one’s sexuality.

So what feeds the soul of feminists–and all women–today? To be safe, to be valued, to live in peace, to have their own resources, to be connected, to have control over our bodies and lives, and above all, to be loved. On all these fronts, there is much work yet to be done, and this book, Allende hopes, will \”light the torches of our daughters and granddaughters with mine. They will have to live for us, as we lived for our mothers, and carry on with the work still left to be finished.\”

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