Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World 's Strangest Parrot

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Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World 's Strangest Parrot

by Sy Montgomery

Illustrations by Nic Bishop

Part of a Series: Scientists in the Field.

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ISBN: 9780618494170

When Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop arrived at Codfish Island, a remote island off New Zealand, eighty-six known kakapo remained in the world. But thanks to a dedicated team of scientists and volunteers working to save these unusual birds, within a few months after Montgomery and Bishop's visit, the kakapo population had risen to ninety-one. Postscript. Information on how to donate to the scientists' efforts. Selected bibliography. Index. Illustrated map and full-color photographs.
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  • ISBN: 9780618494170
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: -
    Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
    Page Count: 80
    Trim Size: 11" x 9"
    Dewey Classification: 639.9/7871
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 6.4, Points: 3
    Lexile: Level: 950L
    Awards & Honors: 2011 Sibert Award; 2011 ALA Notable Children’s Books, Middle Readers; 2011 NCTE Orbis Pictus Recommended; 2011 Top 10 Books for Youth, Environment; Booklist 2010 Editor’s Choice, Books for Youth, Nonfiction, Middle Readers; Booklist Lasting Connections of 2010, Science; Booklist 2010 Top 10 Books for Youth, Sci-Tech; Horn Book ; Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12: 2011Fanfare, Best Books of 2010, Nonfiction; Kirkus Reviews 2010 Best Children’s Books; BCCB Blue Ribbon 2010, Nonfiction
    Genre: Nonfiction.
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