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The Boy and the Poacher’s Moon (nb Publishers)
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A Poacher's Moon tells the story of Billy, one of four teens chosen as the finalists in the Wild2Save Eco competition.

The children spend a long weekend in the Kruger National Park, competing to win a bursary to study conservation.

On their very first night in the bushveld they run into a group of rhino poachers and land in grave danger.

With the help of a mysterious boy and the Whistleblower, the four friends are able to thwart the poachers' plan and expose the villains.

Intrigued? Download Chapter 1 of A Poacher's Moon here to read on World Rhino Day (22 September):

A Poacher's Moon: Chapter 1

Author Pam Newham has worked as a librarian, an English teacher and a magazine journalist and has published three young adult novels.

Her poems have appeared in anthologies such as Difficult to Explain, Heart of Africa and Stanzas, and she lives in Hout Bay, near Cape Town.

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