Zoe & Zak and the Ghost Leopard Book Review

Imagine you're totally lost in a strange city with no idea where you are and no way home.

Now imagine that elephants and snake charmers start telling you that you've been chosen to save the world.

Would you even believe them?  What would you do?

Zoe Guire isn't sure. Having that elephant talk to her was really weird, and, as a rule, Zoe doesn't do weird. Except the thing is, when Zoe goes along on her mom's business trip to India, things get very weird, very quickly. Soon after she arrives, Zoe finds herself tagging alongside a kid named Zak, lost in a crazy city, with no money and no way home.

And those are the least of Zoe's troubles. Because if she's to believe the scary-looking snake charmer guy sitting in the corner, she and Zak have been chosen -- chosen to protect some kind of mythical animal called the Ghost Leopard from who knows what.

Now, the further they get into the mountains, the more crazily impossible things get. Carpets fly and statues talk and if either Zoe or Zak want to make it back to their parents, or the sixth grade, or anything even close to normal, they're going to have to make some new friends, learn some new tricks, and listen, really listen to that talking elephant. Because if they don't, the world will never be the same again.

Join Zoe and Zak as they journey high into the Himalayas to a place few have been and even fewer have returned to tell about it.

Live life beyond the edge.
Purchase: Amazon 

My Review

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  Zoe Guire accompanies her mother on her business trip to India.  When they arrive, she sees that Zak, a boy she considers a nuisance at school, has accompanied his dad on the trip.  The parents both have to take off for a few days and leave them behind and together.  Zak’s mischief puts them on an amazing adventure, while they try to figure out why they see all of these crazy things.

This was a fun read.  This book was like a kid’s version of Indiana Jones.  It’s also very educational as Zoe tells you real facts about what she sees and the history.  I enjoyed it immensely.  If you have a 10-12 year old child that loves adventure books, this is definitely a must read.
 About the Author
Lars Guignard is the bestselling author of four novels, including the spy thriller series: Lethal Circuit & Blown Circuit, the paranormal detective series: Brood, and the middle grade magic adventure series: Zoe & Zak and the Ghost Leopard.
Lars Guignard is a former film and television writer and graduate of both McGill University and the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.
Ever since attending high school in the Indian Himalayas, Lars has been an avid backpacker and traveler. He now makes his home in the Pacific Northwest where he is busy completing the second Zoe & ZAk adventure  for release in Spring 2013.

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  1. Thanks for reading and reviewing the book. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Look out for the sequel coming out this summer! Cheers, Lars


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