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The Girl Who Lost a Leopard

Written by Nizrana Farook

Key Stage 2 Adventure Stories Animal Stories Ecological and Environmental Interest - Fiction

LoveReading View on The Girl Who Lost a Leopard

A fast-paced roller coaster that will holder readers spellbound

A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2022

Inventive story teller Nizrana Farook weaves a terrific adventure which cleverly weaves real and imaginary scenes around the saving of a magnificent leopard from the hands of the cruel hunters who are after it. Spirited Selvi has a natural affinity with the beautiful and rich natural world of the mountains of Serendib where she lives. As she spends her life outdoors exploring she comes across Lokka, a beautiful and proud wild leopard with whom she forges a strong bond. While it might seem that Selvi is at risk from Lokka, it is really Lokka who is in danger. There are many people who want to make money from the magnificent creature who will fetch a very big price if he is killed. How Selvi outwits the game hunters, escapes from her wicked uncle and teaches her school friends about the value of conservation is a fast-paced roller coaster that will holder readers spellbound.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

More About This Book

The Editor at Nosy Crow says: "A new book from Nizrana Farook never disappoints! The interaction between human and animal in this story is amazing, and as ever, action-packed!"

Julia Eccleshare's Picks for April 2022

The Smile by Marie Voigt 

A Song In the Mist by Corrinne Averiss

Small's Big Dream by Manjeet Mann

The Fears You Fear by Rachel Rooney

The Girl Who Lost a Leopard by Nizrana Farook

One Time by Sharon Creech

The Thief Who Sang Storms by Sophie Anderson

The Light In Everything by Katya Balen

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The Girl Who Lost a Leopard Synopsis

Meet Selvi, a wild child who loves exploring the beautiful mountains behind her home with her friend, Lokka. But Lokka is no ordinary partner in crime - she’s a leopard! And hunters are coming for her.

Selvi is determined to fight to save her friend. But what can she do against such powerful enemies, especially when the friend she turns to for help is not all they seem to be?

The Girl Who Lost a Leopard Reader Reviews

In addition to our LoveReading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

Another fast-paced novel full of beautiful narrative that takes you right into the heart of Sri Lanka. The threads of loneliness versus freedom and bullying combined with power opens up your mind to see just how brave you have to be when faced with wrong doing and mistrust. Full review

Joanne Bardgett (Teacher Reviewer)

The Girl Who Lost a Leopard Press Reviews

Praise for Nizrana Farook's other books:

'Dazzling' - The I

'A cracking narrative... the pace rarely slackens' - The Telegraph

'Positively rustles with the textures of rural Sri Lanka. More like this, please' - The Observer

'Its sunswept sweetness and tempestuous pace make for a delicious "book holiday".' - The Guardian

'[Sri Lanka] provides a richly imagined backdrop for a historical adventure yarn... in a tale that's well-written, breezily paced and full of thrills.' - Financial Times

'Richly atmospheric, full of colour and passion, Farook is a writer to watch' - Daily Mail

'Will have you captivated until the final page'The Scotsman

Book Information

ISBN: 9781839942266
Publication date: 7th April 2022
Author: Nizrana Farook
Publisher: Nosy Crow
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 160 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Adventure Stories, Animal Stories, Ecological and Environmental

About Nizrana Farook

Nizrana Farook was born and raised in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and the beautiful landscapes of her home country find their way into the stories she writes. She has a master's degree in writing for young people, and lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and two daughters.

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