Trevor A Kapp, originally from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, not far from a certain Baobab Tree near Victoria Falls, which part of the book was based on. He moved to the UK aged 10 and has lived there most of that time, apart from 4 years living in Harare, Zimbabwe. He has three wonderful grown up children who inspired him to write this book. When they were young, he would walk them to school passing a Conker Tree, this was the start of his story. He enjoys watching sport but particularly Football and F1. His main hobby is model making, with the largest project being to complete a wooden replica of the HMS Victory one meter long and taking around 2000 hours to complete. Conkers Go To Africa is Trevor’s first novel and in the future he intends to write further books in the Conker series along with some other projects.
Conkers Go To Africa
Elle Gold was stunned to find out that there is a secret, hidden, magic world inside her favourite Conker Tree with people living in there. She meets Gigglybop from the tree people family. He pleads with her to travel to Africa to help stop some bad men from destroying the homes of the Mopane Tree People.
Elle and her friend Ben, both agree and start on an adventure to Victoria Falls and the hidden world to save them. Elle is so happy and then sad to find out that her dad is inside the Conker Tree, but is stuck there, blocked from travelling through to home.
They make a plan to trap Gogglyteef but he escapes to tunnels under Victoria Falls. Enlisting more help from Akashinga, the local Shona people, the Dung Beetle Army and Locust Soldiers they descend into the tunnels to capture Gogglyteef.
Gigglybop confronts him and tries to get him to surrender but is surprised to learn that Gogglyteef is working for someone else more powerful. However, he escapes before they can catch him, by melting into a giant crystal and bursts through the Zambezi River and flooding the tunnels. They manage to get out before the tunnels fill up and must start all over again.
Will they ever be able to capture him?
Will dad be able to go home with Elle to see her mom?
Who is the powerful one Gogglyteef reports too and how do they stop him?