Author: Lars Guignard
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure (Kids)
The Blurb: Zoe Guire isn't sure. Having that elephant talk to her was really weird, and, as a rule, Zoe doesn't do weird. Except the thing is, when Zoe goes along on her mom's business trip to India, things get very weird, very quickly. Soon after she arrives, Zoe finds herself tagging alongside a kid named Zak, lost in a crazy city, with no money and no way home.
And those are the least of Zoe's troubles. Because if she's to believe the scary-looking snake charmer guy sitting in the corner, she and Zak have been chosen -- chosen to protect some kind of mythical animal called the Ghost Leopard from who knows what.
Now, the further they get into the mountains, the more crazily impossible things get. Carpets fly and statues talk and if either Zoe or Zak want to make it back to their parents, or the sixth grade, or anything even close to normal, they're going to have to make some new friends, learn some new tricks, and listen, really listen to that talking elephant. Because if they don't, the world will never be the same again.
My Review: This was an awesome story! I was completely entertained with this book! I would recommend Ghost Leopard for all ages! It would make a wonderful bedtime story! Lars Guignard has woven magic with his words.
Zoe and Zak are amazing characters that jump off the pages as if they are right there with you. This story is not only entertaining it also teaches a few lessons as well such as the meaning of friendship and respect. I just could not put this book down and totally consumed it in a matter of about 3 hours. I got a well described picture of what India and the Himalayas might look like if I had been traveling through them. I was completely enthralled with Ghost Leopard. This book for me was just as entertaining as Harry Potter! (total Harry fan)