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Cloudburst

By Wilbur Smith

Brand new Wilbur Smith series for readers of 10+  starring fourteen-year-old Jack Courtney.
Share the adventure with a new generation this Christmas!

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Audience: Children's
Publish date: 19/03/2020
ISBN number: 9781848128538
Price: £7.99
Length: 336 pages
Genre: Adventure

Cloudburst

By Wilbur Smith

Details

Audience: Children's
Publish date: 19/03/2020
ISBN number: 9781848128538
Price: £7.99
Length: 336 pages
Genre: Adventure

Buy this title

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Brand new Wilbur Smith series for readers of 10+  starring fourteen-year-old Jack Courtney.
Share the adventure with a new generation this Christmas!

You won't be able to put it down.
Angels & Urchins
Fast-paced, powerful storytelling that brings the characters, settings and real-life issues together seamlessly.
Miss Cleveland’s Reading
Cloudburst is filled with so many twists and turns it will keep the reader guessing at each stage. Fans of Enid Blyton and Willard Price will enjoy Cloudburst, which takes these classics, injecting them with a modern influence, reinvigorating the genre.
Reading Zone
Smith and Wakling are on top form as they bring young readers an exciting and powerful story brimming with fast-paced action, unexpected twists and turns, an extraordinary backdrop and a cast of inspirational characters.
Pam Norfolk

Jack Courtney has lived in the UK his whole life. But this summer his parents are travelling to the Democratic Republic of the Congo for a gorilla conference, and they’ve promised to take Jack and his friends with them.

When his parents go missing in the rainforest, abducted by mercenaries, nobody seems to have any answers. Jack is pretty sure that it’s got something to do with the nearby tantalum mines, but he needs to prove it. Along with Amelia and Xander, Jack must brave the jungle to save his parents. Standing in his way is a member of his own family – Caleb Courtney.

There are western gorillas, forest elephants and hippos. But there are also bandits, mercenaries and poachers. The three friends will need their wits about them if they are not only to save Jack’s parents, but their own lives too.

Authors

Wilbur Smith

Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He became a full-time writer in 1964 following the success of When the Lion Feeds, and has since published over fifty global bestsellers, including the Courtney Series, the Ballantyne Series, the Egyptian Series, the Hector Cross Series and many successful standalone novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. An international phenomenon, his readership built up over fifty-five years of writing, establishing him as one of the most successful and impressive brand authors in the world.

The establishment of the Wilbur & Niso Smith Foundation in 2015 cemented Wilbur’s passion for empowering writers, promoting literacy and advancing adventure writing as a genre. The foundation’s flagship programme is the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize.

Wilbur Smith passed away peacefully at home in 2021 with his wife, Niso, by his side, leaving behind him a rich treasure trove of novels and stories that will delight readers for years to come.