The hilarious second adventure of Emily Pilcher. Join Emily, a girl with a conscience who always does the right thing, her bumbling parents, the hapless Mr and Mrs Pilcher, who are always getting into a fix and Miss Yorktown the head keeper of Wallington Zoo, on a fantastic journey to Africa!
Exotic locations and colorful characters galore fill this vivid and fun adventure, suitable for children of all ages.
Emily and her parents, the bumbling Mr and Mrs Pilcher, join Wallington Zoo’s formidable head-keeper, Miss Yorktown, on a mission to repatriate rare and endangered species to the wild.
After a long sea voyage aboard the African Star, the colorful Captain Fernandez warns the group to be wary of poachers! Arriving in the East African port of Mombasa, the group join Dr Aruna, an endangered animal expert. A long and arduous overland journey ensues, but not before the group stop off at a small village, where Dr Aruna introduces Emily to his niece, Zanta.
Emily and Zanta hit it off at once. To their surprise, the girls find out that they have many things in common, despite living so far apart and in such different environments. Both love animals and want to be vets when they grew up, and both hate rude boys, homework and football! They vow to be best friends.
When three evil poachers kidnap Emily’s hapless parents, Emily is beside herself with worry and wanders off into the African bush, alone. Age-old wisdom comes to Emily’s rescue in the form of Zanta and her mysterious grandfather, “The one with golden eyes will guide you. Look for a whirlwind from the star above and do not be afraid. Evil dwells among the acacia and holds the two that you seek.”
…but can the girls rescue Emily’s parents?
A fun-filled adventure full of colorful characters set against a backdrop of travel, friendship and whispered secrets!
About the Author
A writer from Hertfordshire, England. I started writing one sunny afternoon whilst on holiday in Cornwall, sitting in a conservatory, watching my children play - the sky was brilliant blue, the sun dazzlingly bright, and the day seemed to last forever... My Books, 'Emily Pilcher: Pilcher's Farm' and 'Emily Pilcher and the Golden Eye' are available now.