El bosque de los pigmeos

El bosque de los pigmeos / Forest of the Pygmies

Books for children and young readers , 2004

Plaza y Janés

Alexander Cold knows all too well his grandmother Kate is never far from an adventure. When International Geographic commissions her to write an article about the first elephant-led safaris in Africa, they head—with Nadia Santos and the magazine’s photography crew—to the blazing red plains of Kenya. A few days into the tour, a Catholic missionary approaches their camp in search of his companions, who have mysteriously disappeared. Kate, Alexander, Nadia, and their team agree to help in the rescue, enlisting the help of a local pilot to lead them to the swampy forests of Ngoubé. There they discover a clan of Pygmies who unveil a harsh and surprising world of corruption, slavery, and poaching.

Alexander and Nadia call upon the magical strengths of Jaguar and Eagle, their totemic animal spirits, as they launch a spectacular and precarious struggle to restore freedom and return leadership to its rightful hands.

The final installment of Isabel Allende’s celebrated young adult trilogy (which includes City of the Beasts and Kingdom of the Golden Dragon), Forest of the Pygmies soars with radiant settings, spirits, and beings, and celebrates the transformation of an extraordinary friendship.