Take a look at the Himalayan mountain range – from the jungle valleys at the bottom right up to the icy peaks at the very top. Find out about the climate, the vegetation and the wildlife and how people live their lives at each level. • Pearl/Band 18 books offer fluent readers a complex, substantial […]
You are Mac Young, the 14 year old mechanic’s mate on Roy Chapman Andrews 1924 expedition to look for Dinosaur fossils in the Gobi Desert of Outer Mongolia. You are in trouble; Your attempt at kindness to a group of horsemen (bandits- the others said) who rode into camp during a dust storm two days […]
Jake saw a murder. The Killers saw Jake. Now the killers are after him… Simon adds “Last year I took my mountain bike on holiday with me to Cornwall. There was a bike trail – The best bit was getting down to the trail which was in a deep valley. There was a set of […]
1915. German Zeppelin airships were bombing London and nothing could be done about it. They flew too high up for the British biplanes to shoot them down. But they did have one major weakness. They were filled with explosive gas. The zeppelins were about to get their payback!
Siberia, Eastern Russia Vladimir Arseniev and his band of Cossacks are charged with making a map of the fearsome wilderness of Siberia. Luckily, they have the help of Dersa, an expert tracker. But there are some things that even Dersa is afraid of … above all the tigers that roam the wilderness … a thrilling […]
“My friend is dead. There is no food left. I am alone. And I am on a lake full of crocodiles. Can it get any worse?” In 1921, Leo Parcus set off on an Adventure. But even he wasn’t ready for… The Land of Whizzing Arrows Leo Parcus, the hero of the Land of Whizzing […]