Complete with maps and fullcolor photos, this book offers three true tales about people saving animals from catastophic events. Teacher's Guide.
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Goodman (Ultimate Field Trip #3, p. 799, etc.) offers the riveting and true account of John Walsh, who has dedicated his life to saving animals. The subject is surprisingly accessible in the Ready-To-Read series format; the suspense of the story will keep emerging readers turning pages. The tale opens in Suriname, a jungle in South America, where Walsh is hurriedly canoeing to reach trapped animals before the rising water levels overtake them. A dam that has been built across one of Suriname's rivers is causing the water to back up and flood the jungle. Walsh and his crew are plucking sloths off of the topmost branches of trees and saving starved tortoises from their perches on the last bit of dry land. The two other chapters cover Walsh's exciting work in a Kuwaiti zoo after the Gulf War, and in Kobe, Japan, in the wake of an earthquake. Full-color photographs on every page enrich the already evocative text. (Nonfiction. 6-9) -- Copyright ©2000, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.From School Library Journal:
Grade 2-4-On a typical workday, John Walsh, a member of the World Society for the Protection of Animals, might rescue a sloth from a treetop in a flooded jungle in Suriname or a dog from a building about to topple after an earthquake in Japan. This book recounts three of his daring missions. The suspenseful yet informative text and full-color photographs of the actual rescues in progress will draw in even reluctant readers. This is a great choice for booktalks or as a starting point for discussions of geography (a simple map begins each chapter), animals, or current events.
Diane Janoff, Queens Library, CLASP Office, NY
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Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Pu, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110689817940
Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0689817940 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1201108