The authenticity of this story combines beautifully with the action, in a world as viewed by a teenage boy. The excitement and sheer fun in the story telling belies the fact that you can't help feel it's all real and actually happened. A very clever writing style and perfectly suited to the target audience. Only wish I'd had such stories to read as a teenager myself. Looking forward to more from this author.
This author is a great story teller whose genuine tone warms my 9 yo's heart, stimulates his mind and gives him a thrill. I love the very well rendered and believable emotions and attitudes of young Hugo. All five books, Action India, Action Africa, Action Down Under, Action Australia and Action in the Land of the Long White Cloud, are all lovely engaging books. And they save me when my story-telling skills fail me.