The Great Monkey Rescue

Saving the Golden Lion Tamarins

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Golden lion tamarins are found only in Brazilian forests. These small, remarkable monkeys once had plenty of space to roam and claim family territories. But years of deforestation caused their numbers to shrink. They were in serious danger of becoming extinct.

To help, scientists studied the animals in zoo settings. But they faced several mysteries. Why weren’t golden lion tamarins reproducing in zoos? If scientists reintroduced zoo-raised tamarins to the wild, would those monkeys survive? And how could scientists give tamarins enough forest area for the population to grow? Find out how scientists and concerned citizens worked together to give golden lion tamarins a hopeful future.

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978-1-46778-030-8
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978-1-46778-850-2
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978-1-51247-919-5
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$29.99 $29.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Animals, Science, STEM
Copyright 2016
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2015-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 6.6
BISACS JNF003300, JNF038050, JNF003010
Dewey 639.97'984
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 930
ATOS Reading Level 5.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 175644
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Author/Illustrator note, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Photo captions, Reviewed, Starred Reviews, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Awards

  • Washington State Towner Award Nominee, Nominated, 2017
  • New York Public Library Best Books for Kids, Winner, 2016
  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2016
  • AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books Finalist, Short-listed, 2016
  • NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, Winner, 2015

Reviews

Booklist

“Told in an engaging manner, the tamarin rescue story is enhanced by large, brilliant photos that appear on every page. From its endearing cover image onward, the book encourages readers to learn about this little-known species and care about its future.”—Booklist

School Library Journal

“Readers gain insights into the research, hard work, and patience involved in conservation efforts while learning about a fascinating animal. A fine choice for most collections.”—School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“A page-turning narrative young zoologists will not be able to put down. . . . An animal conservation tale with a happy ending . . . and a must-read for monkey lovers.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews

Author: Sandra Markle

Sandra Markle is the author of numerous award-winning books for children. A former elementary science teacher, she is a nationally-known science education consultant. Markle has received many honors for her series Animal Predators, Animal Scavengers, and Animal Prey. Several titles have been named as National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)/Children’s Book Council (CBC) Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, and Animal Predators was honored as a Top 10 Youth Nonfiction Series by Booklist. Markle is also the author of the Insect World series and several single titles. Her book Rescues! was named a Best Book by the Society of School Librarians International and a Recommended Title of Outstanding Nonfiction by the National Council of Teachers of English’s (NCTE) Orbis Pictus Award committee; Animal Heroes was named a 2008 Lasting Connections title by Book Links. Markle lives in Lakewood Ranch, Florida with her husband, photographer Skip Jeffery.

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Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

Join award-winning science author Sandra Markle as she sheds light on some of the most fascinating scientific investigations in the animal kingdom. Solve real-life science mysteries alongside the teams of scientists dedicated to saving vanishing species or discovering new ones. And see… View available downloads →