The Great Penguin Rescue: Saving the African Penguins

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

African penguins waddle around nesting colonies in lower numbers than ever before. Despite South African government efforts to protect the penguin colonies and their ocean fish supply, young… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1070
  • ATOS: 6.5
  • Dewey: 598.47
  • Copyright: 2018


“Markle’s unanthropomorphized opening scene is a powerful entree into the plight of African penguins. . . . Exceptionally well-organized text leads readers through the reasons for endangerment . . .”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books View →


“[W]ell-chosen photos appear on every page of the book and illustrate the text very effectively. . . . A vivid introduction to African penguins, their remarkable rescue, and their still precarious existence.”—starred, Booklist View →


“Smoothly written and beautifully presented, another stellar animal conservation tale.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews View →


“Markle delivers another compelling story of wildlife conservation efforts that deserves a place in most collections.”—School Library Journal View →