Manatee Rescue

Manatee Rescue


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Zoologist Nicola Davies merges a heart-pounding adventure with a conservation message triggered by a life-changing—and mind-changing—encounter.

Manuela had imagined that killing a manatee would be like killing a very big fish, just more exciting. But when her father successfully harpoons one, leaving its baby orphaned, she finds that her feelings have changed. She vows to rescue the baby manatee and return it to the river. But she soon realizes what an enormous task she’s taken on. Will she be able to save the baby manatee—and protect him from being hunted in the future, too?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763678302
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 01/05/2016
Series: Heroes of the Wild Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 1,168,588
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: 910L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Nicola Davies is a zoologist and the award-winning author of many books for children, including Surprising Sharks, which was a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor winner, and The Lion Who Stole My Arm, also illustrated by Annabel Wright. Nicola Davies lives in Wales.

Annabel Wright’s work has been used in campaigns for Amnesty International and the School of Visual Arts in New York and has also appeared in newspapers and magazines such as the Economist and the Financial Times. She lives in Scotland.

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Manatee Rescue 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
YoungMensanBookParade More than 1 year ago
A girl, Manuela, wants to go fishing with her father on what she thinks is a typical fishing trip. However Manuela’s dad has other plans. When the trip results in the killing of a manatee, a baby manatee is left without a family. This situation creates challenges and conflicts that Manuela has to carefully figure out. Other kids will enjoy the book because Manuela gets to learn about what she believes and how to stand up for herself. Manuela also learns about ways to take care of a baby manatee. She has to figure out how to take responsibility and how her actions may impact others. What’s interesting about the book is that kids can learn about a new culture and start to understand the impact on our environment and animals. In the book, Manuela changes her perspective. Manuela’s values and thoughts evolve and change based on her experiences. Manuela even learns the value of creating an action plan. The book provides a lot of twists and things to consider. There is even a little bit of a scare in the Epilogue section but everything turns out okay. Review by Charlotte P., age 7, Northern Colorado Mensa