"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
National Geographic Kids Mission: Lion Rescue: All About Lions and How to Save Themby Daniel Raven-Ellison (Editor), Ashlee Brown Blewett
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./i>
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.
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
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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