TARZAN by Andy Briggs is the latest chart topper one of the children's thriller list on Amazon Canada despite the book not being published there yet.
The reworking by Briggs will have Tarzan as far
'edgier and more feral' than the original, and deeply concerned about
the destruction of his environment in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
His Jane is also decidedly modern - her father, Archie and his friend
Phil, who in Burroughs' version are a couple of amiable academics are
now involved in illegal logging. Jane hates what her father is doing and
she and Tarzan plot to stop it.
Praise for TARZAN:
'Tarzan is back with a bloodcurdling roar! An epic re-book of the classic series.' -- Eoin Colfer, author of ARTEMIS FOWL
'Wow! All the things I loved about the original Tarzan books rebooted for modern-day Africa, with a plot that will whisk you off your feet and swing you through the trees at breakneck speed.' -- Roderick Gordon, author of TUNNELS
'This is a lion-roaring read of an adventure that seized me from the first page and refused to let go.The action is breathless, the characters are enthralling and the environmental message is vital. Tarzan is not only stunningly reborn, he is more relevant today than he ever was.' -- Chris Bradford, author of YOUNG SAMURAI
'A hero that doesn't have special powers, can't do magic, and isn't an angel? Andy's Tarzan doesn't need them; he kicks ass from the moment he appears in the first chapter.' -- David Gatward, author of THE DEAD, THE DARK, THE DAMNED