The Last Leopard

The Last Leopard

by Lauren St. John
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Overview

The Last Leopard by Lauren St. John

The fourth exciting book in the dramatic Legend of the Animal Healer series!

Martine, her grandmother, and her best friend, Ben, are off to Zimbabwe to help her grandmother's friend, Sadie, run a hotel in the Matobo Hills. But when they arrive, Martine realizes that Sadie's got serious trouble. Someone wants to run Sadie off of her land and is willing to stoop to any means necessary. Not only that, but hunters and treasure seekers are overrunning Sadie's property in hopes of capturing Khan - a legendary giant leopard. Can Martine and Ben help Sadie and save Khan before it's too late?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803733428
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 03/05/2009
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: 920L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Lauren St. John lives in London, England. A well-respected biographer and sports journalist, she grew up in Zimbabwe, Africa, where she had a pet giraffe, as well as numerous dogs, horses, and warthogs. This setting inspired The White Giraffe as well as her recent memoir, Rainbow’s End.

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The Last Leopard 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
C-Schmidt More than 1 year ago
The Last Leopard was a very thrilling and satisfying book. It is the third book in a wonderful series, the other two, I have recommended as well. The setting in this story is mostly in Zimbabwe, Africa, which I think is an exciting change for an 11 year old girl from England.A few of the intruiging characters in this book are: Martine Allen, Ben, Sadie, Gwyn Thomas, Ngwenya, Griffin,Mr. ratcliffe, and most importantly, Khan. Khan is the biggest leopard in the world, and believed to be the last. Martine has a gift over animals: She can communicate with them, in a sort of way, and she can heal them. Mr. Ratcliffe wants to kill Khan, to show off in his private zoo. There is a legend that says where you find the last leopard, you will find a great treasure, and that is why Griffin, and other poachers are hunting Khan. People like Sadie are trying to protect Khan from the hunters, but it is very hard to protect something you can hardly catch a glimpse of; Khan is an extremely elusive leopard. Combined with Martine's gift, and Khan's skills of survival, they are eventually able to save Khan, and overthrow Mr. Ratcliffe and Griffin and the poachers. The story really teaches about cooperation and cunning, instinct and ability, what is right and wrong, and friendship. It is a truly captivating tale, but also has a very strong sense for adventuure and danger, as well as peacefulness, and serenity. Imagination is key in this book, as you can really visualize the setting asif you were there, smell the smells the character does, feel what they feel, and make it feel like the scene is actually happening to you.Even if your imagination is not strong, if you allow the book to sweep you away within it, you will have the same experience.
WhiteGiraffe More than 1 year ago
The Last Leaopard is a very adventurous book. It really feels like your on a adventure where the story goes and takes place. It connects to the two other books before it Dolphin Song and The White Giraffe. It's mostly about saving the last leopard in Africa that is thought te be the king of leapards hiding the the kings treasure. The two main characters Martine and Ben try to save the leopard form poachers and treasure hunters. There will be many shocking suprises on this amazing journey! I was nine when I read this book and it is kid friendly. Anyone will love this book and series. I highly recommend it to everyone who is adventurous or is fond of fantastic books like this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE these books really great series read two or three years ago and didnt know made third book until now cantwait to read it! Myfave book so far is dolphin song (amazing!)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome! I recommend this book to all animal lovers. First you should read the white giraffe, dolphin song and then this book. Dolphin song is definately my all time favorite out of the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very intreging book from th start. I love animals and this book really told a wonderful story about how we should keep them safe while trying new things.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is part of a series and I loved them all!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It gets goood inthe middle write some anxious parts
Margaret Harder More than 1 year ago
this book is even better than the first one. there is so much action and you never know whats gonna happen next. ik would recimend it to any one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lauren Saintt john is truely an amazing writer. It feels as if yiu are with Ben and Martine on their mirsculous adventured. I hope you enjoy her siries amuch as I did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Probaby the best book next to her other book the white giraffe . The book was so exciting I couldn't put the book down for more than an hour!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You should really get this book. The end is the best part. The begining is kind of lame but trust me this is a great book. I rated this book 5-5 because it is a great book but I would have rated it 10-5 if I could. Before you get this book make shure you have read the following books that come before this book: - THE WHITE GIRAFFE and - DOLPHIN SONG otherwise nothing will make sence. I do not want to tell you anything else so you can read it yourself. Ok I will tell you one more thing... YOU WILL LOVE THIS BOOK!
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