Forest of the Pygmies (Paperback)
Once again Alexander Cold and his indomitable journalist grandmother, Kate, are braving the mystical unknown, this time in the heart of Africa. Along with Alex's friend Nadia Santos and a photographic crew from International Geographic magazine, they have travelled to Kenya to work on an article about the continent's first elephant-led safaris. But when a missionary approaches their camp in search of companions who have mysteriously disappeared, Alex, Nadia, and their group find themselves embarking on a dangerous mission to Africa's equatorial forest to aid a clan of Pygmies. For the Cold expedition is the tribe's last hope for survival in a world where poaching, corruption, and slavery run rampant.
Forest of the Pygmies is the concluding volume of acclaimed author Isabel Allende's celebrated trilogy, which begins with City of the Beasts and continues with Kingdom of the Golden Dragon.
About the Author
ISABEL ALLENDE is the bestselling author of twelve works of fiction, four memoirs and three young adult novels, which have been translated into more than twenty-seven languages with more than 57 million copies sold. In 2004, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She received the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award in 2012. Born in Peru and raised in Chile, she lives in California.
Margaret Sayers Peden is a distinguished critic and translator of Latin American literature.
“A dizzyingly fast and compelling read.”
-San Francisco Chronicle
“Packed with hair-raising near misses and vivid glimpses of Africa’s landscapes, tribal customs, and wildlife.”
“With this series, Allende has freely set aside more literary concerns for plot-driven suspense and has succeeded admirably.”