- Author: Bear Grylls
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
- Published: 05 June 2008
- ISBN: 9781862304796
Lost in the jungle! Beck Granger is on a trip to Colombia in his school holidays. His anthropologist uncle has taken him along on a visit to Don Rafael de Castillo, a descendent of a great explorer who is claimed to have discovered a lost City of Gold. But the secret of the city died with the explorer - until now...His uncle and Don Rafael believe they know where to find the city and Beck gets to go along for the ride. But when the two men are kidnapped, Beck is left to solve this new mystery on his own. With Marco and Christina, the Don's children. he must set off into the wilds of Colombia to find the city - and bring his uncle back. Beck must build a raft and negotiate wild river rapids, make camp, defend his friends from wild animals and keep them all alive in the jungle. A fast-paced, exciting new adventure full of real survival details and gruesome tips.
Bear Grylls' prime-time TV adventure series are some of the most watched shows on the planet, reaching an estimated 1.2 billion viewers in over 200 countries. Bear has authored twelve books, including the international bestseller Mud, Sweat and Tears, which has been translated into thirteen languages and was voted the most influential book in China in 2012. He originally served as a Trooper with 21 SAS, as part of the UK Reserve Special Forces, and subsequently led many record-breaking expeditions to the world's extremes, raising millions of pounds for children's charities. In recognition of this Bear was made an honorary Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy as well as a Colonel in the elite Royal Marines Commandos. In 2009, Bear took over as the youngest ever Chief Scout to the Scouting Association, acting as a figurehead to 30 million Scouts around the globe. He lives with his wife, Shara, and their three sons, Jesse, Marmaduke and Huckleberry, on a Dutch barge in London and on a small remote island off the coast of Wales.