Man Eater (Extreme Adventures)
Puffin, 2007. First edition, first printing. An ex-library copy in very good condition.
The leopard crouching in the bushes looked like something out of a nightmare. One ear was gone and so was one eye, and there was no fur on half its head. The mean glint in its remaining eye told me that it was the man-eater that had killed half the village ...The next exciting Sam Fox adventure is set in Africa! When the tour bus takes off without him, Sam uses his wits to escape an angry mother elephant, a king cobra, a hyena, baboons and a hungry crocodile. But can he survive an encounter with a ferocious, man-eating leopard? An action-packed adventure, Man Eater is the scariest Extreme Adventure yet!.
Born in New Zealand, Justin D'Ath is one of twelve children. He came to Australia in 1971 to study for missionary priesthood. After three years, he left the seminary in the dead of night and spent two years roaming Australia on a motorbike. While doing that he began writing for motorbike magazines. He published his first novel for adults in 1989. This was followed by numerous award-winning short stories, also for adults. Justin has worked in a sugar mill, on a cattle station, in a mine, on an island, in a laboratory, built cars, picked fruit, driven forklifts and taught writing for twelve years. He wrote his first children's book in 1996. To date he has published fifteen books. He has two children, two grandchildren, and one dog.