"Jade Lake" is a beautifully illustrated epic adventure written entirely in rhymed verse. It is the third book in The Adventures of Puff series and follows a cat's journey through the finger mountains of Hunan Province China. This creative story is perfect for elementary readers as it teaches lessons about honor, courage, the value of loyalty in friendship, and the relentless desire to fulfill a dream.
As the story unfolds, a mischievous monkey misinforms Puff that the exploding fireworks announcing the Chinese Lunar New Year signal the end of time. In a desperate attempt to escape the chaos, Puff ends up getting lost in a dark forest. He soon runs into a friendly red panda who helps him thwart a near fatal attack by a clouded leopard as they find their way to a safe refuge near Jade Lake.
Once there, Puff runs into an unusual group of animals called The Forest Ambassadors who are sent on a mission to save the forest and its inhabitants from imminent destruction. They travel in pairs as they overcome nearly vertical cliffs and perilous caverns to escape evil trackers only then to face the most dangerous obstacle of all...