Tracking Tortoises: The Mission to Save a Galápagos Giant

Galápagos giant tortoises are fascinating—and endangered. They live only on the Galápagos Islands, a chain of volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Ecuador. These tortoises… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1110
  • ATOS: 7.4
  • Dewey: 597.92/46
  • Copyright: 2022


“This book is perfection.” –Children’s Literature View →


“For readers curious about what it’s like to be a scientist, the book provides superb insights . . . And it opens doors to understanding the challenging times in which we live, the difficult choices we face and how we can go about building a more hopeful… View →


“An informative presentation on these notable reptiles.”—Booklist View →


“Messner smoothly introduces her readers to the formation and population of this famous archipelago . . . Science at work in a unique setting.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews View →


“[A] vivid picture of not only the giant tortoises of these unique islands but also of the scientists who study animals that will outlive them. . . . Highly recommended for libraries and science classrooms with budding naturalists.”—School Library Journal View →