“I have a 10 year old son who is an avid reader!! He loves books, (but he’s picky too) he loved Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. He was so excited to read the 2nd book in this series! When I presented him the first book he was not sure he would like it but changed his mind quickly, then when I heard about the 2nd book being released he almost jumped out of his chair! (no exaggeration) He is anxiously awaiting the 3rd book! I would say that any child who enjoys fantasy/adventure books should read this series! It is a well written page turner! It’s a fun story that adults can even enjoy the storyline without getting bored! According to my son, ‘every kid should read this series’. ” ~ 5-Star review from SavyGreenSaver, Amazon “I loved this book, even as an adult reading it. I was completely sucked into the plot and was constantly finding myself staying up “just a little longer” to read one more chapter. Different twists and turns in the book have you constantly guessing who is behind what and who Zak and Zoe can trust. I could definitely see myself being involved in this series as a middle schooler considering how much I enjoyed it even now. Another thing I liked about it is if you missed the first book, you could still follow along with this one and not be lost.” ~ 5-Star review from Staci, Amazon “Lars Guignard has done a fabulous job with this series. I loved the `Ghost Leopard’ & love this one even more. For late-elementary to middle school age readers, you can’t beat this series. It’s fun and fast-paced. Even my picky fifth grader enjoyed every page. There are bits of magic thrown in keep the action exciting. Mr. Guignard has a brilliant imagination & readers are blessed that he’s chosen to use it for YA fiction. If you’ve yet to read the first installment in this series, do yourself a favor and read these books back to back. Don’t limit it just to kids! Adults will have a blast reading these too!” ~ 5-Star review from Liz Terek, Amazon
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My 10 year old grand daughter loved this book. She could hardly put it down. She hopes it turns into a series.

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I thought it was very interesting and also very funny. Me and my brother both really enjoyed it. Compared to other books I've read, it had way more details and I liked how it was in India because I've never been there. The yogi way was cool. I will read it a second time for sure.

“An Exciting Adventure!”

I would highly recommend this fast-paced page turner for all kids who like stories that feature magic, mystery, and adventure in an exotic location. Guignard's vivid descriptions of India -- both the chaotic city scenes and the trip through the majestic Himalayas -- bring the beauty of the country alive to young readers. His main characters, Zoe and Zac, are appealing and well drawn. It's fun to watch this pair of unlikely allies form a friendship as they race against time to rescue a supernatural creature from a villain out of ancient Indian mythology -- and discover their own hidden potential in the process.


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New Book Release: Blog Review Tour for Zoe & Zak and the Tiger Temple

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Tiger Temple Blog Review Tour (2014)

January 15, 2014

Tiger Temple is another grand adventure set in mystical India featuring our two favorite protagonists: Zoe and Zak.  This time around Zak’s life is truly in danger and it is a race against time to find The Tiger Eye of Justice in order to save him as well as the Tiger People.  This story features the ever-growing and developing kids Zoe and Zak; an exciting and engaging plot; new and nasty villains as well as new friendly faces (and some old!); and, lots of mystical and cultural elements originating from India peppered throughout the text.  Tiger Temple is the best story in the Zoe and Zak series thus far and I can’t wait to see what the author comes up with next!  I highly recommend the Tiger Temple as well as the whole Zoe and Zak series to children aged 8 and older who love a great adventure filled with mystery, suspense, and mysticism.” Read the full review at Mother Daughter Book Reviews

“If you have tweens, this book is a perfect read for them. Even the most reluctant reader will want to read this one because it is full of breath taking scenery and hair raising adventure.” Read the full review at Mary-andering Among the Pages

January 16, 2014

“As with the first and second installments, Lars Guignard’s imagination continues to astound me. Zoe and Zak’s adventure in the Tiger’s Temple nerve-wracking and enjoyable all at the same time! Magic flies high in this story. Guignard continues not only to entertain his young readers but also to educate them on the exotic culture of India. Readers learn about everything from food to mythology. I love all the magic and mystery in his books…” Read the full review at Jump Into a Book

January 17, 2014

Zoe & Zak and the Tiger Temple by Lars Guignard is the third installment in his fantastic Zoe & Zak series! The stories are fun, full of adventure and mystery. I enjoy them and my eleven year old does, too! I love how action-packed the story is. Zoe and Zak have quickly become some of my favorite characters.” Read the full review at Brooke Blogs

January 19, 2014

“The great thing about this book, besides the fun adventure, is the exposure kids will get to different cultures, mythologies, and ways of life. Reading books like this compels youngsters to think beyond their horizons, to dream of faraway places, to develop an interest in the world around them. Even as an adult, this book made me want to pack my bags and head back to India–maybe to discover a lost temple in the jungle, or simply to learn more about the amazing culture and mythologies so wonderfully told in this book.” Read the full review at Nik’s Picks Book Reviews

January 20, 2014

“I liked that the number of different places the book talks about. It starts out with the kids and their school delivering packages to Bhutan, so we climbed up the couch to the map on our living room wall and looked at where that is. Next stop is the Andaman islands, before the kids return to their school in the Himalayans. Later on they travel to Gangotri, the source of the Nile, and then down to the Sundarbians at the delta where they face man-eating tigers. Finally my kids had a reason to take a look at the old World Almanac Library book on the Ganges my husband had given them years ago.” Read the full review at Houseful of Chaos

January 21, 2014

This has been the most heart stopping thrill ride of the whole series. The magic and mystery of the whole series is worth read and I highly recommend this to ages 8 and up for a wild and magnificent ride you won’t forget.” Read the full review at Black Words – White Pages Kids

January 22, 2014

“The description and the way it is written is amazing. I cant wait for my little ones to read it and see what they think. Have recommended these 3 books to several people already even the librarian at the school.” Read the full review at For the Love of Books

January 24, 2014

The Adventures of Zoe and Zak keep getting better. Each story is filled with action, adventure and mystery. They are a fantastic read for boys and girls.” Read the full review at Stitch Says

January 27, 2014

Lars Guignard’s writing is easy to read and the story flows well and he has a great sense of humor. Zoe & Zak and the Tiger Temple is another must read for readers of all ages. I can’t wait for more books in the Zoe & Zak series!Read the full review at Bound 4 Escape

January 28, 2014

“There was so much to love about this book- great characters, fantastic plot twists, culture, and bad guys you love to hate. The author has found a great formula for blending adventure with magic. I loved how this book changed things up a bit with Zak, and how the characters continue to grow with each story. With the premise of finding and protecting the noble truths laid out, I am anxious to see what other adventures Zoe & Zak embark on, and how they grow as characters. This is quickly becoming series I can count on for its high quality and entertainment.” Read the full review at Fantasy Fun With Kirstin Pulioff

January 29, 2014

“I am truly captivated by Guignard’s 3rd book of Zoe & Zak series, Tiger Temple, I was not feeling well for the past weeks but I managed to finish the book in 2 days, that shows how good the book is, I simply can’t put it down.” Read the full review at We are the DinoFamily

I am a picky reader, and while I read a lot of middle grade novels, my tastes are indeed different from others. The Zoe & Zak series is not in my usual circle, however, surprises wait for everyone, and this was my surprise. By the end of this third book, I found myself hoping that Lars won’t take too long to bring us the next book about the Third Noble Truth. … Once again, the setting in the Himalayas in India are beautifully done and it is easy to imagine yourself there. If you haven’t picked up book 1, I encourage you to do so soon.” Read the full review at Cheryl Carpinello’s Writing Pages

January 30, 2014

Put on your water-shoes, folks, and join this daring duo as they embark on possibly the most dangerous mission of all. The magic and fantasy of old Indian legends truly come to life as new villains emerge, and treachery abounds. … Zak and Zoe do a huge amount of growing up in the third adventure and much of it involves trust. They learn to trust themselves, their abilities, and each other. Loads of interesting facts, cultural references, and subtle life lessons pepper this latest adventure and no doubt young (and older) readers will appreciate this roller-coaster trip into a world of magic, fantasy, and legend.” Read the full review at Fiona Ingram

February 1, 2014

“The plot of the book is very easy to follow even if you haven’t read the entire series. Even though you can read the Zoe and Zak Series out of order I wouldn’t recommend it. Zoe and Zak are perfect for the young adult fantasy lover in your house be it you or your kids.” Read the full review at The Dragyn’s Lair

February 2, 2014

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February 3, 2014

“This is the 3rd book in the Zoe and Zak Adventure series and my favorite so far. This time the characters,Zoe and Zak, must not only save others but also Zak,who’s come down with a mysterious and deadly illness. The adventures are exciting, fantastic and creative as always, never leaving room for a single, dull moment.” Read the full review at Bookworm for Kids

February 5, 2014

The awesome yogi adventure continues in Zoe & Zak and the Tiger Temple. …As with the two previous books in the series, Tiger Temple is not short on excitement. With incredible yogi powers, unusual creatures, and dangerous tasks, Tiger Temple is an engrossing tale that readers won’t be able to put down.The author is a gifted storyteller and his talent shines through in Tiger Temple. My only disappointment came when I realized this is the last book available in the series so far. I am hoping there are more to come.” Read the full review at BeachBoundBooks

February 6, 2014

“Well, this series just keeps getting better and better!  The Tiger Temple was definitely my favorite book in the series so far!  This series in general has been great fun and I can’t help but compare it to Percy Jackson (only, in this series the focus is Indian culture and mythology instead of Greek mythology). ” Read the full review at Best Kids’ Reads

“Zoe and Zak go on another great adventure. … Zoe and Zak are great characters who act more like brother and sister than best friends. Zak can be so funny. I can’t wait to read book four.” Read the full review at Kay LaLone I Love Books

February 8, 2014

I loved the pace of the story, the way it interweaves legends and stories that might just be genuine into a fantastic piece of fiction.  I loved the little touches like the depressed flying carpet (oh, to have thought up something like that!) and the water shoes with gears.  The trip up the side of the mountain, transferring from bus to truck to get past the landslides reminds me of some of my own long-forgotten adventures in mountainous areas.This is a wonderful third trip with Zoe & Zak, and their friends Tuk and Jill.  It is full of excitement and spreads out a rich tapestry for our enjoyment.  Fortunately it was only the Second Noble Truth that was being sought in this adventure – there are more yet to be found!  I can’t wait.” Read the full review at Jemima Pett, Author

February 9, 2014

This was a read-a-loud book shared with our K-2nd grade children and the response was tremendous! The older kids were asking for “just one more!” chapter when we were supposed to done for the day! Although the writing is geared towards an eight+ year old reader, the adventurous tone of the book was not lost on the six and seven year old listeners! Our favorite part of the writing was that moment when you could visibly see the light bulb go on within our kids as the puzzle pieces of the mystery began to fit together. Discussion erupted spontaneously!We loved this book as much as the kids! Not only was it a fun adventure, but it included a male and female hero who had to figure out how to work together to be effective. Zoe and Zac are honest kids who never give up in the face of adversity. What great literary role models for both boys and girls!” Read the full review at The Omnibus Publishing

February 10, 2014

“With lots of fabulous fantasy elements, Guignard once again provides a fun adventure for all fantasy readers.” Read the full review at Geo Librarian

February 11, 2014

This tale is an adventurous story of  magic  that will make your heart race. The author did a wonderful job of continuing the story of Zoe and Zak and their  adventures.  I, as a reader, became so engrossed with the adventure that I just couldn’t let go of the book. Such an enchanting read of magical adventures that keep you riveted to each page.  This book, along with the other Zoe and Zack books, should be on every child’s shelf.  Maybe the young at heart will want to add it to theirs.  Just plain good, clean reading that was full of adventure, magic, humor and imagination.” Read the full review at Books, Reviews, Etc.

February 12, 2014

Like Ghost Leopard and Yogi’s Curse, Tiger Temple is filled with nonstop action from beginning to end. There is lots of humor and a great deal of Lar’s creative and funny imagination as well as the real culture, history, and mysterious beliefs of India described throughout the book. The story is fun and fasted paced and will keep you intrigued up until the last page. I recommend this book to tweens, teens, and adults who still have a little bit or perhaps a lot of a kid left inside them.” Read the full review at Victoria Simcox

February 13, 2014

Zak and Zoe go to school in India in the middle of paradise. The food sucks and the staff is odd, but Zoe and Zak have so much adventure to attend to, that they hardly notice. I find it a bit hard to relate to this book because I know nothing of hindu gods and religion. There is a lot to swallow such as talking elephants and elephants with wings. However,there is a lot of fun imaginary stuff like flying carpets and kids on quests. The book is full of suspense, I give it that much! The author paints beautiful word pictures of the surroundings at Moonstock. I don’t like the scary parts. They are definitely scary- perhaps a bit too much so for kids. That is why I don’t recommend this book for anyone under 11. I reviewed Lars Gignard’s book
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This Riordan-Like Hindu mythology adventure series is perfect for those kids who like the combination of action set in modern times but with historical references to ancient beliefs.  Zoe and Zac are armed with latent powers and special equipment which they need given the save-the-world tasks they are given. Each book in the series reveals their different abilities and magical items. His series is a page turner while also embedding culture and mythology from India, a winning combination!” Read the full review at Pragmatic Mom

February 14, 2014

This is a fantastic series for middle grade kids who love adventure.  It is very much like an Indiana Jones adventure for kids.  I’m going to make sure my son reads this series because I think he will love it :)” Read the full review at Cassandra Lost in Books

“Middle-grade novelist Lars Guignard 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. … 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!)” Read the full review at InkSpired: A Blog

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!) 

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