Author: Ruth Eastham
Age range: 8–12
Paperback publication date: 03 May 2018
Paperback ISBN: 9781911342632
Cats have nine lives. Ben has one. Keeping it will test him to the limit. An Amazon expedition gone wrong throws Ben into a world of superstition and adventure. He must survive the mysterious Jaguar Trials to escape the jungle and find the truth about the lost City of Gold. An action-packed children's story by award-winning author Ruth Eastham.
Cats have nine lives.
Ben has one.
Keeping it will test him to the very limit.
An Amazon expedition gone wrong throws Ben into a world of superstition and adventure.
Now he must survive the mysterious Jaguar Trials to escape the jungle and uncover the truth about the lost City of Gold.
In this spellbinding children's adventure, award-winning author Ruth Eastham teaches us the value of friendship, and helps us to discover that there is more than just one kind of treasure.
Ruth Eastham is an award-winning author from the UK. Her debut novel, The Memory Cage, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, and won the Inspiration Book Award. Teachers voted it best story in the UK Literacy Association Book Award, and it won and was shortlisted for many other regional prizes. The Memory Cage was also nominated for the prestigious Carnegie Medal. Her second book, The Messenger Bird, won and was shortlisted for many local authority book prizes and its Enigma Code themes made it a featured book at the famous Bletchley Park. Ruth is a popular speaker in schools in the UK and abroad, fascinating children with the real-life mysteries and dramas behind these and her other books Arrowhead and The Warrior in the Mist. Ruth has lived in New Zealand, Australia and Italy and has two daughters.
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