“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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“WARNING!!! It's the best!”

I hope that Lars Guignard! Makes more to come! I think that it is the best for other kids that love fantasy book's !! Hope you love it too!!

“Great Book for Tweens”

My 10 year old grand daughter loved this book. She could hardly put it down. She hopes it turns into a series.

“Read this!”

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.


My New Kids Book– ZOE & ZAK and the GHOST LEOPARD

My first children’s book, Zoe & Zak and the Ghost Leopard, has just been released on Amazon. It’s a novel-length adventure story for kids, eight years old and up. Zoe & Zak, the heroes of the story, are twelve years old and just finishing off the sixth grade, to give you an idea of the age group it was written for.
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The story takes place in India, where these kids end up going on a magical adventure. Wait a minute, rewind — India? Yeah, India. It’s kind of far away from North America, or Europe for that matter, so you might wonder, given that I’m not Indian, why I set it there.

The answer is that I had the good fortune of having my parents send me off to boarding school in the Indian Himalayas when I was a kid. There wasn’t exactly what one might call a logical reason for this, given that I was already going to a perfectly good school and I’d never been to that part of the world, but through a strange and convoluted series of events it happened, leaving me to attend a storied old boarding school high in the Indian Himalayas.

It seems to me that the things in life that blindside us with their utter randomness, also tend to have the most pronounced effects on us. It was like that with me and India. The things my fourteen-year-old self saw there were so amazing, the impact on my life so profound, that I decided to write a book set in a magical approximation of that milieu which my own kids might one day enjoy. Granted, the India I write about is in no way the whole picture – it’s not an exhaustive cultural study of the country and it’s not meant to be. What it is, is a whimsical adventure into an enchanted place, where the bounds of reality are pushed to a point where quite literally anything is possible.

I guess what I’m saying is, if you read the book, don’t expect a thesis or a social report, because you won’t get it. What you are getting is magic carpet ride straight into the imagination. If you have a boy or girl of around twelve who likes to read and go to new places, and hates being bored, then take a chance and check Zoe & Zak out. I’m giving the book away free of charge for two days this weekend with the hope that those who enjoy it, will return the favor and write a review on Amazon.

So if you or your kids liked Harry Potter, you still like Percy Jackson, and you’re thinking about starting to like The Kane Chronicles, then click this link and give Zoe & Zak and the Ghost Leopard a try. I’m pretty sure you won’t be disappointed. Either way, you can tell me about it.

4 comments to My New Kids Book– ZOE & ZAK and the GHOST LEOPARD

  • Jodie Dale

    My daughter loved this book and would like to know when you plan to release the next one in this series? She can hardly wait!

    • Lars

      That’s great, Jodie! I’m so glad she liked it. The next book will be ready late spring. I’m working on it right now. Tell her thanks for reading!

  • Sarah Guzman

    I loved the book Lars FINELY a new book to read besides Percy Jackson
    (I’ve read each book FIVE times… I’m not kidding)still waiting for the next book so I was freaking I can’t live without reading. But then I saw this and LOVED IT it’s was something to keep my mind off waiting I’m going to make a list of my favorite books(which is not long) and let me seeeee YOUR ON IT keep it up good work Lars just one book and your one of my all time favorites.

    • Lars

      Thanks, Sarah! I’m finishing up the next book in the series now. I can’t wait to get it out there for you. It should be ready by summer. Just have to keep writing…

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