The Great Leopard Rescue

Saving the Amur Leopards

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

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

In 2007 only thirty Amur leopards remained in the wild. Scientists knew they needed to do more to help these big cats. However, details of the leopards’ wild lives in their high-altitude forest home were still a mystery. With the help of new technology and the cooperation of scientists and governments around the world, people have learned more than ever before about these rare cats. An innovative plan is under way to give Amur leopards a more secure future. Can these cats rebound from the brink before it’s too late?

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-46779-247-9
$31.99 $23.99
978-1-46779-755-9
$47.99 $35.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Animals, Science, STEM
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2016-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 7.5
BISACS JNF003270, JNF037020, JNF003130
Dewey 599.75/54
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 1110
ATOS Reading Level 6.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 182598
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Author/Illustrator note, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Photo captions, Reviewed, Starred Reviews, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and Timeline

Awards

  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year - Outstanding Merit, Winner, 2017
  • New York Public Library Best Books for Kids, Winner, 2016

Reviews

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“Markle continues to fill a demand for animal-centered books that satisfy both recreational readers and science-report writers.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Booklist

“[T]his handsome volume . . . [has] well-organized, cogently written text. . . . An informative presentation showing what is being done to save this beautiful but critically endangered species.”—Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“Excellent writing and documentation distinguish Markle’s latest.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal

“Libraries will definitely want to add this title for all of their animal-loving patrons, especially those with an interest in conservation efforts.”—School Library Journal

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 →