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Forest of the Pygmies - Isabel Allende

Forest of the Pygmies

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El Bosque de los Pigmeos

Alexander Cold sabe muy bien que su abuela Kate siempre anda en busca de una nueva aventura. Cuando la International Geographic le pide que escriba un articulo sobre los primeros safaris africanos en elefantes, Kate, Alexander y Nadia -- junto con el equipo de fotografos de la revista -- deciden adentrarse en las ardientes planicies de Kenya. Sin embargo, no tardan en conocer a un misionario catolico que se acerca a ellos para preguntarles si han visto a sus companeros que, misteriosamente, han desaparecido. Kate, Alexander, Nadia y todo el equipo de la International Geographic deciden ayudarle. Contratan una mujer piloto de la loca-lidad que los lleva a las pantanosas junglas de Ngoube. Ahi descubren una tribu de pigmeos y entran en un mundo que se revela feroz y sorprendente un mundo de corrupcion, esclavitud y crueldad pero tambien de nobleza y magia.

Con la ayuda de los poderes magicos de sus animales totemicos, Jaguar y Aguila, Alexander y Nadia se lanzan en una espectacular lucha por restaurar la libertad de los pigmeos

El ultimo tomo de la aclamada trilogia de Isabel Allende narra las aventuras de Jaguar y Aguila en una tierra exotica, poblada de espiritus y seres misteriosos y cuenta la evolucion de una extraordinaria amistad.

Praise for City of the Beasts: 'Written with Allende's characteristic verve, City of the Beasts is the kind of accomplishment to show young readers that there's more to life than Harry Potter.' Literary Review 'A vivid fable... Allende's prose soars' Guardian 'Marvellous, marvel-filled... Beautifully written and utterly entrancing' Independent on Sunday Praise for Kingdom of the Golden Dragon: 'Allende again proves her talent for evoking exotic landscapes, spinning tall stories and weaving seductive magic.' Sunday Times 'This spellbinding novel, like its predecessor, is storytelling at its best' Mail on Sunday

Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende was born on August 2, 1942, in Lima, Peru. She is the niece and goddaughter of Salvador Allende, the former president of Chile. She began her writing career as a journalist.

Several months after her uncle's assassination and the overthrow of Chile's coalition government in 1973, Allende left Chile and found refuge in Venezuela. Her first novel, The House of the Spirits (1985), which arose directly out of her exile, became a worldwide bestseller and critical success. Some of her works include Of Love and Shadows (1987), The Infinite Plan (1993), Daughter of Fortune (1999) and Zorro (2005). Allende's work is written in the style of magic realism, which uses fantasy and myth to override time and place.

At the urging of her three grandchildren, Allende wrote her first book for young adults, City of the Beasts, which was published in 2002. Her next books for young readers, Kingdom of the Golden Dragon (2003) and Forest of the Pygmies (2005), soon followed. Along with fiction, Allende also delved into her own life with several memoirs, including Paula (1995) and My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile (2003).

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ISBN: 9780007199648
ISBN-10: 0007199643
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 5th September 2005
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.22