When the Mountains Roared

Jess Butterworth / Children's

Book cover

UK Publisher

Orion Children's Books

Date Published

April 5th, 2018

A vivid, warm and atmospheric adventure set in the mountains of India, about a girl who is determined to protect the wild leopards of the mountain from poachers, perfect for fans of Katherine Rundell.

I thought we’d live here forever … but then, I thought Mum would be here forever too.

When Ruby’s dad uproots her from Australia so he can set up a hotel in the mountains of India, Ruby is devastated. She’s sure that India will never feel like home – everything is so different, she doesn’t speak the language and all her memories of her mum, who passed away, are back in Australia.

But when the wild leopards of the mountain are threatened by poachers, and Ruby is the only one who might be able to save them, she realizes that maybe she’s meant to be on this mountain after all…


Reviews

The determined characters who persevere, who show a growing independence of mind to overcome difficulties and strive to achieve a goal by working together, all while being part of a spellbinding story, make this a must-have book.

- Times Educational Supplement

[T]enderness ... emanates through every pore of this beautifully crafted tale of ‘standing up and being counted’... the perfect novel for children.

- Literary Curriculum

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