Cover image for Camp Panda : helping cubs return to the wild / Catherine Thimmesh.
Title:
Camp Panda : helping cubs return to the wild / Catherine Thimmesh.
ISBN:
9780544818910
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Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2018]

©2018
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60 pages : colour illustrations ; 27 cm
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From the Sibert medal winning author of Team Moon and the bestselling Girls Think of Everything comes a riveting, timely account of panda conservation efforts in China, perfect for budding environmentalists and activists.
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Robert F. Sibert Honor Award winner

"Complementing Thimmesh's thoughtful, engagingly written text are many arrestingly adorable color photographs of pandas in training and in the wild. A timely, uplifting story." -- Kirkus, starred review


From the Sibert medal-winning author of TEAM MOON and the bestselling GIRLS THINK OF EVERYTHING comes a riveting, timely account of panda conservation efforts in China, perfect for budding environmentalists and activists.

Roughly a thousand years ago, an estimated 23,000 pandas roamed wild and free through their native China. But within the past forty years, more than fifty percent of the panda's already shrinking habitat has been destroyed by humans, leaving the beautiful and beloved giant panda vulnerable to extinction. Despite the seemingly insurmountable odds--poaching, habitat destruction, pollution, human overpopulation, and global climate change--the panda is making a comeback.How? By humans teaching baby pandas how to be wild and stay wild.

Chicago Public Library Best of 2018
Kirkus Best Book of 2018
Junior Library Guild Selection


Author Notes

Catherine Thimmesh is the award-winning author of many books for children, including Team Moon, winner of the Sibert Medal. Her books have received numerous starred reviews, appeared on best books lists, and won many awards, including the ILA Children's Book Award. She lives in Minnesota with her family. Visit catherinethimmesh.com .


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Horn Book Review

In an engaging and balanced narrative, Thimmesh describes Chinese conservation researchers' groundbreaking efforts to reintroduce pandas to the wild and the challenges this vulnerable species faces given their small numbers and vanishing habitats. Numerous photographs show adorable pandas and their human caregivers--innovatively dressed in panda suits to shield developing pandas from human contact. "What Can You Do?" section included. Bib., glos., ind. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.