Bringing Wildlife Back Where It Belongs
"A book worth returning to multiple times. A fascinating primer on the intricacies of ecosystems." -- Kirkus, starred review
Discover inspiring stories of wildlife brought back from the brink of extinction in this kids' nonfiction book about animals and the environment.
Rewilding means returning animals or plants to places where they used to live. In this book, acclaimed conservation biologist and science communicator David A. Steen introduces children to the scientists determined to turn back the hands of time to create a greener future. Read about awe-inspiring rewilding projects, including:
o The wolves that returned to Yellowstone National Park and dramatically improved the ecosystem
o The beavers reintroduced to their old territories to build dams to stop them flooding
o The Galápagos giant tortoises who beat the odds to survive extinction and return to their island home
Throughout the heartwarming true stories, beautifully illustrated by award-winning artist Chiara Fedele, children will learn how different species evolved to live side by side and will see what it takes to be a conservation scientist. They might even be inspired to become a wildlife activist themselves!
By the end of the book kids will be left with a key message: it's not too late to fix the planet.
About this Author
David A. Steen is a wildlife scientist and conservation biologist. He's also a science communicator--Slate Magazine described him as "The best biologist on Twitter." Steen founded The Alongside Wildlife Foundation, which suggests better ways humans can live alongside animals. He is also the author of The Secret of Snakes.
Chiara Fedele is a multi-award-winning illustrator from Milan, who has won the prestigious Italian Children's Literature Prize. She has a degree in illustration from La Scuola del Fumetto and uses a combination of traditional styles and digital work. Fedele works for publishers all around the world, and also provides illustrated storyboards for advertising companies and filmmakers. Her work includes Jason G. Duesing's The Moon Speaks and Audre Ades's The Rabbi and the Reverend.
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