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Renowned collaborators Jean Craighead George and Wendell Minor turn their astounding talents to the exploration of two fascinating creatures.

Luck follows the long migration north to Siberia of a young sandhill crane rescued from a six-pack holder in the Texas marsh by the girl who names him. Though the birds depend on natural landmarks to find their way, Luck also memorizes human evidence, including the girl's blue sunglasses, that will ultimately bring him back to his home, along with his new mate. The story unfolds with humor and awe at the miraculous journey these creatures undertake, while providing an instructive exploration of migration patterns, animal conservation and the human-wildlife connection.

The Wolves Are Back covers the topic of the persecution, near-extinction, and ultimately, the restoration of wolves in the United States. In this celebration of the return of the wolves to Yellowstone National Park, lyrical text tells how the wolves were aggressively hunted over nearly a century, and then gradually reintroduced into their natural environment, where they are once again thriving and benefiting the ecosystem. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Paige | 10/6/2009

    " young format, but good information "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Barbara | 5/14/2009

    " Removing predators from habitats causes unintended consequences as prey animal populations explode. This book is a perfect opening for talks about the web of life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tamsyn | 1/9/2009

    " Beautiful paintings by Wendell Minor illustrate how the re-introduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park restored the natural balance. All wolves had been shot by 1926, and they were brought back in 1995. Wonderful natural history in this picture book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carrie | 10/24/2008

    " Great book about the delicate balance of nature. Talks about the impact of removing, then reintroducing, wolves in Yellowstone park. Simple and lovely. "

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