Project Panda (Adventures of Riley Series)

Project Panda (Adventures of Riley Series)

by Amanda Lumry, Sarah McIntyre, Laura Hurwitz
     
 

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It's "Panda-monium" in China when a rare giant panda mysteriously disappears from the world's largest panda reserve! Riley and family must face remote mountain forests, snow leopards, red pandas, and more in their desperate search for clues. When disaster strikes, Riley must act fast to save the day, and the missing panda.

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It's "Panda-monium" in China when a rare giant panda mysteriously disappears from the world's largest panda reserve! Riley and family must face remote mountain forests, snow leopards, red pandas, and more in their desperate search for clues. When disaster strikes, Riley must act fast to save the day, and the missing panda.

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School Library Journal

K-Gr 3

Once again nine-year-old Riley receives a summons to help his Uncle Max, a research scientist who travels around the world. This time the assignment is to track down a missing female panda that has escaped from China's Wolong Panda Reserve. Riley accompanies his aunt and uncle and cousin to the Jiuzhaigou Valley, 800 miles west of Beijing, to learn more about pandas' native habitat. After observing plants and animals there, they head to Wolong. Their trek up the isolated mountains quickly turns dangerous after their return path is blocked by a landslide. Fortunately, the reserve has Wi-Fi so Uncle Max can send an SOS from his laptop. In the meantime, Riley locates not only the female panda, but also her baby. Cartoon drawings of the humans are juxtaposed with photos of plants, animals, and scenic views. Text boxes provide factual information about flora and fauna by quoting scientific experts who appear in tiny portraits. Additional facts are incorporated into conversations between Max and his aunt. The book concludes with a glossary and map, plus a page inviting readers to visit Riley's Web site, which includes an invitation to join Riley's kids' club, information about the books' characters, games, and plenty of opportunities to buy Riley merchandise. Anyone searching for straightforward information about pandas will need to consult additional sources.-Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545068284
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/2008
Series:
Adventures Of Riley Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
AD840L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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