Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Girl Who Lost a Leopard by Nizrana Farook

The Girl Who Lost a Leopard is the third book from Nizrana Farook written in her signature style with breath-taking description of the mountains of Serendib (Sri Lanka) and heart-pounding adventure.

Selvi is most happy out in the wild with Lokka, a rare golden leopard. When a group of poachers comes for him, she is determined to save him. Friendships are tested and she soon discovers who she can trust. Selvi must risk her own safety to protect this beautiful animal and bring the poachers to justice.

Themes of animal endangerment, protection, friendship and loyalty weave their way through this incredible story. Selvi realises that not only has she been helping Lokka but he has been helping her to be true to herself and find the friendships she needs. A strong girl, Selvi stands up to the men who seek to control her and proves that she has more power than any of them.

Aimed at age 9+, this story would be a perfect class read for Year 4 onwards.

Thank you to Nosy Crow for this fantastic book!

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Books by Kate Heap:

Nonfiction: Years 5/6

Nonfiction: Years 3/4

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