Discover the brand new Wilbur Smith series – starring fourteen-year-old Jack Courtney.
This event is suitable for children aged 9 years and over, and families
Meet Chris Wakling and see him answer questions sent in to us and hear his hints on tips on writing.
(This is a pre-recorded event that will debut simutaneously on The Wilbur & Niso Smith Foudation and Pen to Print Facebook pages and on the Pen to Print Website.)
Jack Courtney has lived in the UK his whole life. But this summer his parents are travelling to the Democratic Republic of the Congo for a gorilla conference, and they’ve promised to take Jack and his friends with them.
When his parents go missing in the rainforest, abducted by mercenaries, nobody seems to have any answers. Jack is pretty sure that it’s got something to do with the nearby tantalum mines, but he needs to prove it. Along with Amelia and Xander, Jack must brave the jungle to save his parents. Standing in his way is a member of his own family – Caleb Courtney.
There are western gorillas, forest elephants and hippos. But there are also bandits, mercenaries and poachers. The three friends will need their wits about them if they are not only to save Jack’s parents, but their own lives too.