Kathmandu

Kathmandu

Kathmandu

Published by FF Publishing

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A novel for children 10+

Twelve year old Jo and her mother are on the holiday of a lifetime in Nepal. Alone in the middle of nowhere they are attacked and robbed by Maoist rebels and left for dead. Injured, Jo manages to find a village, where she is cared for by a family with a daughter her age.

There aren’t any secrets in these villages, and it's dangerous for the family, The village is divided. Some people support the Maoists. Jo's family support the King. Then most of the Royal Family are assassinated. The new King is weak, and the Maoists become stronger.

Against all of this, Jo recovers, becomes for a while a Nepalese villager, and then, with the help of her newly adoptive family, undertakes the epic and dangerous journey to Kathmandu, contact with the outside world, and home.