Author(s): Nicola Davies
The sixth title in Nicola Davies' Heroes of the Wild series is a mountain adventure based on a real conservation project to protect Caucasian leopards. Malik loves exploring the mountains near his village in Armenia, and he's never forgotten the leopard he once saw as a very young boy. But the night he hears a shot from a poacher's gun (ring out across the mountain) he knows his leopard is in grave danger. As Malik strives to find out who would want to kill such a beautiful creature, he uncovers a villainous plot that will mean not only the death of his rare and beloved leopard, but will harm every other living thing in the mountains too.
Nicola Davies is a zoologist and award-winning writer. Her books for children include the best-selling A First Book of Nature, illustrated by Mark Hearld, Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes, which won the 2015 American Association for the Advancement of Science's prize for excellence in science (picture book category) Just Ducks, shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, Extreme Animals and The Promise. Nicola lives in Abergavenny, Wales. www.nicola-davies.com @nicolakidsbooks