Rastreando tortugas (Tracking Tortoises)

La misión para salvar al gigante de las Galápagos (The Mission to Save a Galápagos Giant)

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Las tortugas gigantes de Galápagos son fascinantes y están en peligro de extinción. Viven solo en las Islas Galápagos, una cadena de islas volcánicas en el Océano Pacífico frente a la costa de Ecuador. Estas tortugas se enfrentan a hilos de los humanos que viven y visitan las islas, así como del cambio climático.

Únase a la autora Kate Messner en un viaje a las Islas Galápagos para ver de cerca a estas increíbles criaturas y descubrir cómo la tecnología está ayudando a los científicos a estudiarlas y protegerlas.

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 face threats from the humans who live on—and visit—the islands as well as from Earth’s warming climate.

Join author Kate Messner on an a journey to the Galápagos Islands to see these incredible creatures up close and discover how cutting-edge technology is helping scientists to study and protect them.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Animals, Spanish-Language, STEM, STEM: Life Science/Animals
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language Spanish
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2021-09-07
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF003360, JNF051150, JNF003270
Dewey 597.92/46
Dimensions 10.625 x 8.875
Lexile 1030
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Author/Illustrator note, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Page Plus™, Primary source quotations/images, Sidebars, Source notes, and Table of contents

Author: Kate Messner

Kate Messner is passionately curious and writes books that encourage kids to wonder, too. Her titles include award-winning picture books, easy readers, chapter books, nonfiction, and novels. A former teacher, Kate lives in upstate New York with her family and is trying to summit all 46 Adirondack High Peaks in between book deadlines.

Photographer: Jake Messner