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Geoffrey Malone



Geoffrey Malone spent his early life in Africa and did not receive any formal schooling until the age of eleven. He later spent sixteen years as a soldier, then left the UK for Toronto, where he joined a Canadian advertising agency.

An encounter with a colony of beavers in the Ontario wilderness during his stay in Canada, led to his first book - Brunner. He returned to Britain determined to write for children. He has now had eight books published, most of which are about wild animals. They are all closely observed and describe the struggle for survival among differing species, in today's man-dominated world.

He won the (prestigious) French Children's Book of the Year, TamTam Prize, for Torn Ear, the story of a fox. This was followed soon afterwards by the award of the, Prix d' Enfants et Grand-Parents Europeen. In England, he was shortlisted for the 2001 Stockton Children's Book of the Year, with Elephant Ben, a story about ivory poaching.

His subjects have included badger baiting in England; the slaughter of Indian tigers, and life inside a wolf pack, in Wyoming, USA. His latest book, Dead Boys' Club, sees a return to Africa and a vivid description of the horrors of modern day slavery, as a Child Soldier.

Books currently available by this author

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Hodder Children's Books

Dead Boys' Club

Geoffrey Malone
Authors:
Geoffrey Malone

'If they ever come here,' his father had warned, 'drop everything. Just run and hide!' And now they were here. God's Freedom Army or whatever their name was. Bringers of blood and suffering. Rebels! Killers! Every one of them. Hundreds of thousands of children are abducted from their homes and used as boy soldiers. This is the story of one them. 12-year-old Sam is ripped from his village in Uganda and forced to march with rebel soldiers to their training camp in southern Sudan. A weapon is thrust into his innocent young hands and his life becomes that of enemies and battles, violence and death, as he's turned into a soldier. With no escape, danger is around every corner, the threat of death is everywhere. But there are ways to survive. Sam becomes friends with a fellow boy soldier and together their dreams of escape become a strength. Together, they are ready to fight.

Hodder Children's Books

Tiger

Geoffrey Malone
Authors:
Geoffrey Malone

In the Indian forest, danger lurks in every corner and Kuma must teach her cubs the harsh rules of survival against Nature. But when a tiger is worth more dead than alive, she must face the most cunning enemy of all - Humans. From eyes to bones, a tiger's body is worth its weight in gold and when poachers infiltrate the Kanla Tiger Park, a more desperate struggle begins. The tigers' fate lies with Himal and Anji and their father Inspector Singh, who together with the Park's trained elephants and riders, must save the tigers by setting their own trap ...

Hodder Children's Books

Cadoc

Geoffrey Malone
Authors:
Geoffrey Malone

Marla the badger lives peacefully in a sett with Cadoc, her mate, and their three young cubs. They are unaware of the threat approaching - badger baiters are operating in the area, hunting for badgers to sell and use in the cruel 'sport' of badger baiting. Meanwhile the twins Tom and Sarah, living on a nearby farm, have accidentally stumbled on evidence of badger baiting in their neighbourhood. They and their dad become increasingly involved in trying to prove this illegal activity to the police. When the law fails to step in, Tom and Sarah have to act alone to save Marla and her family from a terrible fate ...

Hodder Children's Books

Wolf

Geoffrey Malone
Authors:
Geoffrey Malone

In the desperate search for food during a desolate winter, Marak leads his pack of wolves into the cattle country of Wyoming. Lying in wait for them near the town of Elliot Lake is a hunter, hired by a local rancher, Daniels.The Viccary family is new to Elliot Lake, and thirteen-year-old Ed Viccary is having difficulty adjusting to small-town life - not least because of his conservationist views. When Marak is critically injured by the hunter, it is Ed's father who finds him bleeding in the snow. The local people insist that they turn the wolf over to Daniels, and the Viccarys reluctantly concede. But Ed is appalled, and in the dead of night he frees Marak, who escapes into the wilderness. Marak is on his own, with every wolf pack trying to drive him away. Eventually, he meets a solitary female, and they begin to carve out their own territory. But Daniels and his hunters are closing in ...

Hodder Children's Books

Elephant Ben

Geoffrey Malone
Authors:
Geoffrey Malone

Ben is in the bush with his game-warden father. They see a family of elephants in distress, led by Kubwa and her daughter, Temba. Having survived a crocodile attack, Temba's calf has fallen into swamp mud and is drowning. The elephants struggle to rescue him. Ben gathers his courage for a crawl over treacherous mud to attach straps while his father winches the elephant out. Temba learns the smell of these humans who helped, and the elephants move on.But ivory poachers attack, kill Kubwa, cut off her tusks and depart. Temba is now leader: she gathers the others to perform funeral rites. Ben and his father stumble into the poachers' camp and are taken prisoner. Only Ben's link with Temba can save them now ...

Hodder Children's Books

Crocodile River

Geoffrey Malone
Authors:
Geoffrey Malone
Hodder Children's Books

Kimba

Geoffrey Malone
Authors:
Geoffrey Malone

Born among the rocks of M'goma Hill, Kimba is nurtured by his mother, fierce, tender Sabba. She teaches him the ways of the plains - the merciless hunt for food, the endless dangers from hyenas, leopards, crocodiles and rival lions. But when strange lions wrestle the pride away from his sire, Black Mane, Kimba must flee for his life to face the struggle for survival alone. Slowly, painfully, he grows fiercer and stronger: ready at last to challenge for leadership of his old pride and to confront lion's greatest enemy - humans.

Hodder Children's Books

Torn Ear

Geoffrey Malone
Authors:
Geoffrey Malone
Hodder Children's Books

Brunner

Geoffrey Malone
Authors:
Geoffrey Malone
Hodder Children's Books

Pirates

Geoffrey Malone
Authors:
Geoffrey Malone

Tom Lee has always dreamed of going to sea, just like his father. So when he's invited to join Captain Lee's crew aboard the Serota Star to sail from Singapore to Penang, it promises to be the trip of a lifetime. But Tom hadn't reckoned on the murderous pirates that follow them down the Malacca Straits. Vicious crews terrorize these waters, using radars and tracking technology to pinpoint and prey on valuable cargo-carriers. And when a Triad gang discovers what the Serota Star is carrying, the order goes out to seize the ship at all costs.Tom is thrust into a terrifying world where the pirate leader, the sinister Dragon Lady, has the power of life and death over him. With his father's life ind anger, and ruthless pirates cracking the whip, Tom will need to rely on his new friends, and his knowledge of the sea, in order to make a brave escape ...