Entries Tagged as 'Endangered Species'

Sato and the Elephants

September 10th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN Ivory isn’t always an easy subject to broach with children, but author Juanita Havill, in retelling the true story of a Japanese carver, does so beautifully and eloquently. Sato was trained by his father, a master ivory carver who died while Sato was still a young boy, and was infatuated […]

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Swan Song

June 21st, 2011 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY I can’t imagine a more ambitious project than creating a book of children’s poems and illustrations to pay tribute to species of animals now extinct — and yet, J. Patrick Lewis and Christopher Wormell have accomplished just that in Swan Song. Without speaking down to the reader or resorting to sing-songy […]

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I Want to Be … An Environmentalist

December 26th, 2010 · No Comments · Books

Review By JENNIFER GANNETT I Want to Be…An Environmentalist is a comprehensive resource for young environmentalists and their families. The book discusses why people characterize themselves as environmentalists (fascination with animals, worries about pollution, enjoying time outdoors exploring nature). One section describes types of environmentalists, including a broad range of scientists as well as attorneys, […]

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Hunwick’s Egg

September 16th, 2010 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY Mem Fox spent seven years writing this lovely little book about a rabbit-eared bandicoot — an adorable Australian desert animal — and the devotion he showers on an egg that he has found. While there’s some ambiguity about whether the egg is in fact an egg, or just a rock (since […]

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