Spirit of the Jungle (New Jungle Book Adventure #1)
|Series:||New Jungle Book Adventure|
Spirit of the Jungle, by real-life adventurer Bear Grylls, is a heart-stopping, contemporary adventure inspired by Rudyard Kipling's classic The Jungle Book. When teenager Mak discovers the whole family is going on a trip to India, his heart sinks. He's happiest at home playing computer games and practising his magic tricks in his room - and he's about to be thrown into the busy, colourful heart of India. When they arrive, his dad suggests a trip into the jungle as an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. But as they set out along the Wainganga River, the family are caught in a flash storm and Mak is washed away. Alone in the jungle, he must learn to survive. Dodging poachers, poisonous snakes and evil monkeys, Mak finds help and friendship from other jungle creatures. But can he gather all his skills to make it back to civilization?
Bear Grylls is an adventurer, writer and TV presenter. During three years with the British Special Forces he survived a horrendous parachuting accident in southern Africa, breaking his back in three places. Three years later he overcame the odds to become one of the youngest British climbers ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest. He is now one of the most successful motivational speakers on the world circuit. He is the author of many books including Facing Up, Facing the Frozen Ocean, Mud, Sweat and Tears and True Grit.