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YA Fantasy

Date Published: 11/1/2022


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Iora overhears sinister whispering coming from her well and is attacked by
a strange creature. She knows her father is in mortal danger, but no one
will listen. She sneaks out to search the enchanted Wacky Wilderness for
him, but Beetle isn’t about to let her go alone. Among the jungle
denizens, they encounter wild animals, hidden tribes, secretive lands, and
strange and magical creatures: some friendly and some not.

After finding one of the guiding angels of the jungle, the search for her
father becomes a quest to save the jungle! They only have 17 days to find
the other four forest Angels and the elusive Spirit of the Jungle! But the
dark forces aren’t going to sit by and let that happen…


About the Author

Arefa Tehsin is the author of 16 fiction and non-fiction books, both for
children and adults, and contributes columns, features and travel articles
to various publications like The Indian Express, The Hindu, Deccan Herald,
Outlook Money and TerraGreen. Her book The Chirmi Chasers has been
shortlisted for Neev Book Award 2021. Amra and the Witch was shortlisted for
FCCI’s Best Book of the Year Award 2019. She was shortlisted for the
The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Best Author Award 2017 for her book Wild in
the Backyard (Publisher: Penguin Random House). The picture book The
Elephant Bird was read at 3200+ locations in India from the slums to the
Presidential library on the International Literacy Day, 2016 and translated
in 30 languages. Do Tigers Drink Blood and 13 Other Mysteries of Nature is
being translated in Chinese. A few schools in India and Sri Lanka have taken
up her books as textbooks and supplementary readers. Daughter of the
renowned naturalist Dr. Raza H. Tehsin, Arefa has spent her childhood days
treading jungles with her father, exploring caves and handling snakes. She
was appointed as the Honorary Wildlife Warden of Udaipur district and has
pursued nature conservation through her writings and columns.

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