National Park

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Hinesh Vithal

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A fictional adventure of talking animals and an attempt to topple their government. Think of 'Animal Farm' meets 'The Jungle Book' meets 'The Lion King'.


Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Young Adult, Adventure, Children's, Fable, Family, Satire,

Short Summary

The story begins with the disappearance of a rhino in a fictional game reserve and then jumps to a suburban family planning a trip to the very same game reserve with their pet dog. Once in the game reserve the pet is separated from his family and so begins the adventure.


A fictional game reserve in South Africa

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Philosophical Questions, Twist, Coming of Age, Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Raja

Age: 4

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring, Empathetic, Funny, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Charming, Faithful, Heroic, Obedient, Perseverance, Underdog

Additional Character Details

Name: Niol

Age: 3

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Decisive, Educated, Empathetic, Heroic, Complex, Aspiring, Honorable, Insecure, Leader, Adventurous

Additional Character Details

Name: Niya

Age: 12

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring, Beautiful, Complex, Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Sqwee

Age: 3

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Clumsy, Honorable, Leader, Sarcastic, Adventurous, Charming, Outspoken, Badass, Blunt

About The Author

Hinesh Vithal was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and he is immortal. Well, he wishes that he was. He has lived most of his life in a previously segregated area of the country, a place voracious with hopes and dreams. He attained his honours degree in financial management and began his career at a large corporation. Working in the corporate environment, Hinesh assumed many roles but has always had a pressing feeling; an elusive idea that there was something missing. Hinesh combed the corners of his mind trying to understand what this gap constituted of in an attempt to fill this void. This search led him to his early years where he had created short stories as well as a series of poems. Through this journey of self-discovery and a brief holiday with ardent animal lovers to the famous Kruger National Park; the National Park Trilogy was born. Hinesh still resides in Johannesburg and lives happily with his wife and son in an environment arguably devoid of any wild animals.

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2015

Hard Copy Available



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