National Geographic Kids Mission: Lion Rescue: All About Lions and How to Save Them

National Geographic Kids Mission: Lion Rescue: All About Lions and How to Save Them

by Daniel Raven-Ellison, Ashlee Brown Blewett
     
 

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Inspiring young animal lovers to get up close to roaring lions and the real-life challenges they face is what Mission: Animal Rescue: Lions is all about. With fun and amazing adventure stories, gorgeous photography, hands-on activities, fascinating information, and more, this book taps into kids' interest in animals AND their passion for

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Inspiring young animal lovers to get up close to roaring lions and the real-life challenges they face is what Mission: Animal Rescue: Lions is all about. With fun and amazing adventure stories, gorgeous photography, hands-on activities, fascinating information, and more, this book taps into kids' interest in animals AND their passion for saving them. Meet real-life lions and learn about their habitats, challenges, and successes, plus learn how YOU can take action and save these amazing endangered creatures.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
National Geographic is actively involved in identifying endangered species and working to save them. This book about lions not only provides information about these much loved animals, it also gives an overview of the efforts to save them. Lions and other cat species, including house pets, all evolved from Proailurus, a creature that roamed Europe and Asia 30 million years ago. Now, lion populations live in both Africa and Asia, although most of the world’s lions are in Africa. The current population of African lions is estimated to be 35,000. Females can weigh up to 400 pounds, and males up to 550 pounds. In contrast, there are only an estimated 400 Asiatic lions, and they are significantly smaller in size. The females weigh up to 260 pounds and the males up to 420. Much of the information in the book is about specific naturalists and the work they have done with prides of lions over long periods of time. The “Rescue Challenges” included in this book relate lion behavior such as marking and roaming to activities kids can mimic. Mud can be used to make scratch marks on a tree, or readers can use a water pistol or spray bottle to mark a territory. This informative book is full of excellent photographs, consistent with the high quality of the National Geographic Society. Reviewer: Kristin Harris; Ages 8 up.
School Library Journal
05/01/2014
Gr 3–6—This engaging, informational book profiles the plight of these big cats. The authors introduce readers to lions as symbols of strength and majesty and also discusses how they are in danger because of hunters, poachers, and human encroachment. Beautiful photographs of the animals in their habitat keep even the most reluctant reader engaged. Each chapter ends with a rescue challenge that urges children to make others aware of what they have learned. Print, web, and media resources for further study are also included, as well as a list of organizations so that readers can find out more about their missions. A solid selection for students who are interested in animal conservation.—Annette Herbert, F. E. Smith Elementary School, Cortland, NY
From the Publisher
"Beautiful photographs of the animals in their habitat keep even the most reluctant reader engaged...A solid selection for students who are interested in animal conservation." —School Library Journal

"Dynamic and fact-laden, this book seeks to foster curiosity about onservation issues that are a world away for most readers and encourages them to action." —Booklist

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426314926
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
04/08/2014
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
664,423
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
1000L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 Years

Meet the Author

DANIEL RAVEN-ELLISON is a National Geographic Emerging Explorer and guerilla geographer. His work focuses on nurturing playful exploration, education, and geography through teaching, experimenting, writing, social media, gaming, and more. He's a lead partner in The Geography Collective, a group of about 25 educators and geographers who produce books, websites, events, explorations to inspire kids about the world around them. He's also one of the creators behind the Geography Collective's Mission:Explore, an online game and site for children to explore and learn about their world.

ASHLEE BROWN BLEWETT is a nonfiction writer specializing in science, natural history, and exploration. In addition to writing and researching for National Geographic Children's Books, Ashlee has collaborated with countless National Geographic grantees and explorers to develop television series and specials about their work. A curious person by nature, she hopes to inspire others to investigate and appreciate the natural world around them.

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