Diego, the Gal�pagos Giant Tortoise: Saving a Species from Extinction

Diego, the Gal�pagos Giant Tortoise: Saving a Species from Extinction

Diego, the Gal�pagos Giant Tortoise: Saving a Species from Extinction

Diego, the Gal�pagos Giant Tortoise: Saving a Species from Extinction


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Starred Kirkus Review: "This well-crafted success story of a species' salvation will encourage budding environmentalists."

"A worthwhile addition to Pattison's Another Extraordinary Animal series." Booklist

Can humans save a species from extinction? Yes! With patience, persistence, and a full dose of hope.

This is the heartbreaking tale of a Galápagos giant tortoise species that was almost extinct, the herculean task of conservation work by scientists and volunteers, and a heartwarming tale of hope for our planet.

In 1959, Ecuador established a national park to protect the Galápagos Islands. When they did a census, scientists found only 14 individual Española Island tortoises. The species was almost extinct.

Then, they found one more Española tortoise-in the San Diego Zoo!

They named him Diego and brought him back to the Galápagos for a breeding program.

Ecuador established one of the most successful breeding programs in scientific history. For sixty years, scientists and hundreds of volunteers have fought valiantly to save this amazing giant tortoise species. Would it be enough? Would they be able to save the species? Read the amazing story of Diego, the giant Galápagos tortoise.

This is the fifth book in a picture book series, Another Extraordinary Animal, which includes a bird, mammal, spider, amphibian, and reptile. Back matter for this book contains information about Diego, his species, the Galápagos Islands, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629441870
Publisher: Mims House
Publication date: 06/14/2022
Series: Another Extraordinary Animal , #5
Pages: 34
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile: 860L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Children's book author and indie publisher Darcy Pattison writes award-winning fiction and non-fiction books for children. Her works have received starred PW, Kirkus, and BCCB reviews. Awards include the Irma Black Honor award, five NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books, two Eureka! Nonfiction Honor book, two Junior Library Guild selections, two NCTE Notable Children's Book in Language Arts, a 2021 Notable Social Studies Trade Books, and an Arkansiana Award. She's the 2007 recipient of the Arkansas Governor's Arts Award for Individual Artist for her work in children's literature.

Children's book illustrator AMANDA ZIMMERMAN has been an art director, science illustrator, and librarian. To feed her passion for nonfiction children's books, she visits natural history, and science museums, delving into the mysteries of dinosaurs, bugs, birds, animals, and those wily ancient humans. Her work is in scientific journals, a book on Arabian rock art, and the exhibit Focus on Nature XII at the New York State Museum.
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