Globe Defenders

Rainforest Rescue

New Frontier
Jonny Daymond, illustrated by Marco Guadalupi
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Age range 9+

When Jess and Jack Rayworth reluctantly enter the gates of their latest school Hilltop Academy, they don’t know they’re entering the training ground for a secret agency. An agency set up to stop damage inflicted on the planet through the greed of a sinister organisation known as the Lobby. They soon work out that Hilltop also has something to do with their missing parents. And following their hunch, they are launched into a battle for survival deep in the Amazon rainforest, trying to help save someone else’s home and family. But will this help them save their own?

Contributor Bio

Jonny Daymond loves action, adventure and travel. He has trekked the Amazon rainforest, dived the Great Barrier Reef, jumped out of planes, raced sailing dinghies, climbed sheer rock faces and spent a lifetime studying martial arts. In fact, he holds a fourth degree black belt and is the current Chairman of the United Kingdom Shorinji Kempo Federation. As a former publisher he has travelled the world visiting countries on every continent, while as a musician he has performed thousands of gigs singing, playing the guitar, harmonica, bass and drums.

But most of all, he is a dad, and he likes nothing more than hanging out with his two children: climbing trees, sword fighting with sticks and making up stories. His writing career is dedicated to them and all other children, young and old. A debut author, Jonny writes intriguing, thrilling and thought-provoking adventure stories.

Marco Guadalupi loves to tell stories and works in the publishing industry as both a writer and as an illustrator. He primarily uses digital drawing tools, particularly Procreate and Photoshop, but also creates hand-lettering and fonts for book covers, in addition to graphic elements for the interiors. Marco is passionate about everything vintage and often draws inspiration from retro charm and elegance. Alongside illustration, Marco has a keen interest in photography. Marco lives in Italy and likes chips, liquorice and Harry Potter. He believes in imagination: the world needs it.