The Secret World Adventure Team sends secret agents to Kenya to help stop some poachers who are killing elephants for their tusks.
Children's Literature - Susan BorgesThe Secret World Adventure Team (SWAT) recruits Sophie and Matt to help with an important mission in Kenya, Africa. Poachers have been hunting and killing elephants for their tusks, and now Sophie and Matt must save the orphaned elephants in Tsavo National Park. Young readers will delight in this "Read-It Chapter Books" time travel story which combines fantasy with fact. As the adventure unfolds, Matt and Sophie learn many interesting facts about life in Africa, habits of elephants, and how to protect endangered animals. The appealing format of this chapter book makes it very engaging and accessible to young readers. There is a glossary at the end of the book and a map that includes the continent of Africa, as well as an inset map of Kenya. The map key contains interesting facts to familiarize the reader with the subject, such as the language spoken in Kenya, type of currency used, and facts about the population and economy. In addition to the interesting text and exciting dialogue between Matt and Sophie, there are detailed illustrations which complement the story, as well as black-and-white photographs of Kenyans in their native dress, and elephants on the grassy plains. Readers of this chapter book learn interesting facts along with Matt and Sophie as they complete their mission, including the fact that the word for expedition is a Swahili word, "safari." In or out of the elementary classroom, young readers will enjoy this chapter book while learning a great deal about Africa and the plight of elephants in the wild.
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