Move Over Katy Perry: Lars Guignard Roars with Zoe & Zak and the Tiger Temple
Melinda T. Falgoust
About the Book
Title: Zoe & Zak and theTiger Temple (Zoe & Zak Series, Book #3)
Author: Lars Guignard
Publisher: Fantastic Press
Publication Date: January 1, 2014
Number of Pages: 267
Recommended Age: 8+
Last semester, Zoe and Zak returned the first lost Noble Truth to its rightful home. Now, Zoe and Zak are back in India for their second semester at Moonstock Himalayan Academy. School kicks off with the Activity Week Challenge in the tiny mountain kingdom of Bhutan where the students must deliver medical supplies. Things, however, take a turn for the worse, when Zak becomes deathly ill after an encounter with a strange floating bubble. On returning to Moonstock, Zoe and Zak discover that a creature has come through the lava hole far below their dormitory. When Zoe and Zak follow the creature, they soon discover what they must do. They have been tasked with finding the second lost Noble Truth — the Tiger Eye of Justice. Finding the Tiger Eye sounds like an impossible mission, and it’s only made more confusing when Zak discovers that he has been given a supernatural power to help them with their task– a power which Zak, for the life of him, just can’t control. But he’s going to have to learn how to use his new ability, because if Zoe and Zak can’t find the Tiger Eye quickly, Zak’s time will run out.
Middle-grade novelist Lars Guuignard has done it again. With a curry-flavored flourish he has gathered all the ingredients to create a recipe for adventure that's sure to whet the appetite of any action-loving reader, large or small.
There's nothing small about the new quest in which familiar heroes, Zoe and Zak, quickly find themselves embroiled. Readers familiar with the series (of which Tiger Temple is the third), will remember to children's search for the First Noble Truth in Book 2: The Yogi's Curse. Well, where's there's a first, there is bound to be a second, and when a supernatural creature worms its way up through the lava hole at mysterious Moonstock Academy, the young adventurers soon realize that they must secure the Tiger Eye of Justice.
Thus far, Zoe has driven the plots of Mr. Guignard's books. Readers are in for a treat, however, as this book sees Zak to begin to truly come into his own. He receives a new power which will prove invaluable to their quest. But, if he cannot master his newfound abilities quickly, the clock will run out of time. When contact with a strange bubble afflicts Zak with an inexplicable ailment that threatens his life, readers will be rooting even more strongly for him to pull through.
The story abounds with puzzles and riddles, adding yet another level of enjoyment for readers. Once again, too, Mr. Guignard has cleverly woven in historical facts about his beloved India. (Don't worry, parents. The story's so much fun, the kids will never realize they're actually learning something!)
About the Author
Prior to writing novels, Lars Guignard wrote for film and television. As a teenager he attended boarding school in the Indian Himalayas and his experiences there provided the inspiration for the Zoe and Zak series which now include: Zoe & Zak and the Ghost Leopard, Zoe & Zak and the Yogi’s Curse, and Zoe & Zak and the Tiger Temple.
He lives in the Pacific Northwest where he dodges bears and cougars while hiking & skiing the magnificent Coast Mountain Range.
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