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
Find out more about Auckland author and school librarian Kate S. Richards on her author profile.