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Book Review

Reviewed by Erin Fay

King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Published by Longman's Green and Company, 1995

 

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If you are one for adventure, this book is for you. It is about an elephant hunter who stumbles upon a map to find treasure.

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The characters are well developed.

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This book keeps you on the edge of your seat. They often only make it through by the edge of a razor.

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The main character, Allan Quatermain, is an elephant hunter, who has been at it for about 20 years, and is an expert at the ways of the jungle. Sir Henry Curtis is in search of his brother, who disappeared years ago, and asks Quatermain to be his guide. They set off, and come close to death as a result of dehydration in the desert, elephant herds, freezing to death, and tribal wars. The plot deepens even further when they are caught in the middle of a tribal war, and the secret identity of one of their native companions is revealed.

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4-6 grade