series called "Fauna Park Tales" based on "African Adventures of Flame, Family, Furry and Feathered Friends", a GOLD MEDAL WINNER on Authonomy, supported by HarperCollins.
Life takes strange turns for Flame, a puppy born in the African desert. Adopted by a free-range cattle farmer, the pup faces the challenge of proving himself to more than one of his new family. As Flame grows into a strong and brave dog, he finds friendship with many loyal furry and feathered friends who teach him to keep The Promise – protecting the helpless ones in Fauna Park, a secret sanctuary within the boundaries of the farm. One of his feathered friends is Hope, an elusive bird with strange pink eyelids who tells stories about a tall leader and his gang of villainous poachers, ups and downs of life in the bush and Flame's ingenious plans to banish foes to the Llokodi Hills.
These stories are perfect to be read before bedtime to younger children. Preteens will enjoy escaping into an imaginary world where many bush creatures always have hope that everything ends well when the sun goes down.
"Friends: An African Adventure" is the second book of the series
called "Fauna Park Tales" based on "African Adventures of Flame, Family, Furry and Feathered Friends"
From the Author
It has been a true labour of love to create this parallel world - Fauna Park, many furry and feathered friends' secret sanc'tree - within the boundaries of a free-range cattle farm in the Molodi valley. Here they promise to look out for one another whatever circumstances they have, because not everyone is a friend, as Flame soon discovers. How he and his friends deal with disappointment, opposition, not breaking promises and being loyal are some of the stories told by an elusive bird who perches in the highest acacia just outside the kitchen door. From this spot, he sees and hears everything which happens in the vicinity.
When a sudden tragedy befalls the good humans as well as the furry and feathered friends, Hope the narrator, finally reveals who he really is and tells his life story.
Even though there is a definite plot running throughout all five books in this series, some of the individual stories are perfect to be read before bedtime to younger children, who will love the illustrations about their favourite characters - whether friends or foes. Preteens will enjoy escaping into an imaginary world where many bush creatures always have hope that everything ends well when the sun goes down.
the series called "Fauna Park Tales" based on the original "African Adventures of Flame, Family, Furry and Feathered Friends".
"Bad humans are disturbing the peace in Molodi valley, and two small orphans are in danger. One of them, Larita, speaks the bush creatures' language – Faunalang – a rare and wonderful talent that they want to use. Alone in the desert, who will help them? Young and old will enjoy reading about the furry and feathered friends' latest thrilling adventures, when Molodi's bush creatures meet friends and foes in their quest to stick to The Promise to protect helpless ones in Fauna Park. Plump-Grump, the stubborn goat, and his harem do their bit, but what will happen at the farm while Flame and his friends are on a dangerous mission? His Handsomeness, King Rat returns, but is he a friend or foe?"