Book two in the Adventures of Jabu & Friends trilogy
“Set in South Africa, ‘Saving Thandi’ explores the theme of conservation; the plight of rhinos in Africa. A series of exciting events propels the reader forward at a fast pace – an adventure that educates as well. Characters which are culturally and ability diverse are authentic and believable. This book has a feel-good, hopeful tone which I believe would appeal to the middle school age reader and above, who love animals.” Suzanne Calder, Library Manager, Greymouth High School, West Coast
“This is a series that I have now recommended several times to anyone over the age of 11. The insight into the animal rescue preserves and surfing are impeccably done.” Jennie Rosenblum – Editor & Book Reviewer
“Excellent adventure both at sea and on the game reserve.” Bob’s Books Blog
“Richards is a school librarian in Auckland and it is clear her passion and experience of working with children inform her writing.” Rebekah Fraser – NZ Booklovers
“Ice showed me that even if it feels like life is giving up on you that there is always a way out” Hannah- EBIS intermediate
“There is action, humor, and a very lovable rhino. What more could there be? Oh, surfing, organized crime, and some really bad dudes.” Connie M. Huddleston, Award-winning author, USA
Auckland author Kate S Richards lives with her husband and two teenagers in a house in the woods, with a menagerie of cats, dogs and guinea pigs. Kate is a school librarian at a primary school in the Waitakere Ranges, working in a cosy red library amidst the Kauri trees and the swooping Kererus. Kate has completed a trilogy called the Adventures of Jabu & Friends and is currently working on a YA contemporary Cli-fi (climate fiction).
Find out more about Kate and how to contact her via her author profile.