The Amazing Adventures of Sam the Bat

The Amazing Adventures of Sam the Bat

by Allyson Beatrice
     
 

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On October 31st, 2010, Conservatory Press will release The Amazing Adventures of Sam the Bat, by Allyson Beatrice (Trade Paperback, $11.95) for young adults and independent readers.

What is THE most requested bedtime story by forty three million, eight hundred and ninety thousand, two hundred and twelve baby bats around the world?

That would be The… See more details below

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On October 31st, 2010, Conservatory Press will release The Amazing Adventures of Sam the Bat, by Allyson Beatrice (Trade Paperback, $11.95) for young adults and independent readers.

What is THE most requested bedtime story by forty three million, eight hundred and ninety thousand, two hundred and twelve baby bats around the world?

That would be The Amazing Adventures of Sam the Bat!

Young Sam, safe with his mother in the free-tail bat colony in the Southern California desert, learns all the stories of his tribe. The most famous is the tale of the lost colony, who flew east to escape a drought and never returned. The story says the lost ones found a new home, under a bridge over a river, but no one knows for certain.

One fateful day, Sam loses his own colony and home, and thus begins an incredible adventure: wee Sam, the baby bat, goes from the desert to the rainforests of South America, to a five-star hotel in London, to the towers of Notre Dame in Paris, to the other side of the world—only to find that sometimes, home is in the first place you should have looked, and sometimes, the stories are true.

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Editorial Reviews

author of The Last Unicorn and Mirror Kingdoms - Peter Beagle
Sam the Bat is a delightful book that manages at once to teach children about a fascinating and greatly misunderstood species, while holding them under the spell of a touching – and often very funny – story with an appealing hero. I'm sorry I didn't get to read it to my own children.
Assistant Professor of Biology at the City University of New York, and from Animal Planet's Monsters Inside Me and Disc - Daniel Riskin
Sam's story is a great introduction to the lives of bats around the world, and is a thrilling read. It's a great challenge to imagine life through the eyes of a bat (I've tried), and Allyson Beatrice does so beautifully. Through Sam, Beatrice explores the kindness of strangers, the importance of friends, and the value of family. I would recommend this book to any young person curious about the world and the animals living in it.
Bookin' with Sunny - Sunny Soloman
It's not often that an early to middle reader book can charm and educate in one fell swoop, but that is exactly what Allyson Beatrice has accomplished in her tale of the life of Sam the Bat. This reviewer is too old to have been part of that generation of children who are deliciously and horrifyingly in love with bats. Thanks to Ms. Beatrice's first novel I now count myself among those enthusiasts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148800798
Publisher:
Plus One Press
Publication date:
07/31/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
174
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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