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Jake's Escape by Robin Hanbury-Tenison

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Jake's Escape When a fishing trip goes wrong twelve year old Jake finds himself alone and lost in the Amazon rainforest Flesh eating piranhas infected wounds and attacks from vicious jungle creatures are the least of his worries how is he going to ESCAPE

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