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World Burn Down

World Burn Down

Published: 1 Oct 2020

Paperback / softback, 120 pages

Recommended for age 9+ and 11+

By Steve Cole

Illustrated by Oriol Vidal

Published by Barrington Stoke Ltd

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This book features in the Upper KS2 Pagoda of Peril collection which is part of The Reading Journey

Carlos's mother works for IBAMA, Brazil's Environmental Authority. As head of a specially trained task force, her role is to protect the Amazon from the farmers, loggers and miners who are illegally destroying the precious rainforest. It's a dangerous role and when she upsets some of these land-grabbers, they decide to teach her a lesson by kidnapping her son, Carlos.

Taken deep into the Amazon, Carlos manages to escape his captors only to find himself trapped by the fast-moving fires. Will he be able to outrun the flames as the world around him burns to the ground? The terrifying reality of illegal deforestation and the destruction of the rainforest is revealed in this powerful and gripping Amazonian adventure from bestselling author Steve Cole. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers.

Tagged Brazil , courage , environment , green issues , reluctant to read and top pick

Steve Cole, author and associate editor of Doctor Who publishing (Ebury Press) talked to me about all things the Doctor. His knowledge is encyclopedic but alas he would tell me no secrets about forthcoming storylines.

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