By Author / Illustrator
Paul Mason, Katy Riddell
Little Tiger Press Group
Paperback / softback
\"A heartwarming story\" - Abi Elphinstone, author of SKY SONG and RUMBLE STAR
\"Warm, wise and wonderful\" - Sophie Anderson, author of THE HOUSE WITH CHICKEN LEGS and THE GIRL WHO SPEAKS BEAR
An epic adventure with big feet and an even bigger heart!
Ella is in the Himalayas with her uncle searching for yeti. But what seems like the adventure of a lifetime is cut short when she realizes that these secretive creatures might not want to be found.
Tick knows it's against yeti law to approach humans. So when some arrive on the mountain, why does he find himself peering through the trees to get a closer look?
What Tick doesn't know is that his actions will set off a series of events that threaten the existence of yeti all over the world. What can he do to make things right? Just when all hope seems lost, help comes in the most unexpected form...
Praise for THE INTERNATIONAL YETI COLLECTIVE:
\"An adventure like no other\" - Professor Ben Garrod, biologist, conservationist and author
\"Funny, moving and action-packed\" - Sinead O'Hart, author of THE EYE OF THE NORTH and THE STAR-SPUN WEB
After a close encounter with human explorers, young mountain yeti Tick has to try everything in his power to protect the secret of yetis all over the world. Even if it involves travelling a long way, and working together with human girl, Ella. The book is told from two points of view, on the one hand Ella's human perspective and on the other Tick's yeti perspective. I found Tick's story more interesting and was glad that the book is mainly about him. As a reader you get to meet lots of different kinds of yeti with their own little quirks and specialities. Tick is a courageous and curious yeti who wants to do what is right. He agrees to go on a perilous journey to protect the yeti community world wide. I found the whole concept of this really interesting and unusual. The book tackles themes of cooperation vs. isolation and also environmental themes such as the destruction of the rainforest. This would be suitable from about year 4 upwards, depending on ability. 288 Pages / Ages 9-12 / Reviewed by Wiebke Howey, teacher
Suggested Reading Age 7+