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Bringing Back the Wolves
How a Predator Restored an Ecosystem
By (author): Jude Isabella Illustrated by: Kim Smith
9781771386258 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7, Reading age from 8 - 12 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Wolves, Coyotes & Wild Dogs Mar 03, 2020
$19.99 CAD
Active 8.5 x 11 x 0.5 in | 0.95 lb 40 pages Kids Can Press
Books of the Year: Books for Young People, Quill & Quire 2020, Winner Best Middle Grade Books of 2020, Kirkus Reviews 2020, Winner Best Kids Books of the Year, NEw York Public Library 2020, Winner Eureka! Nonfiction Children`s Book Awards, California Reading Association 2020
An unintended experiment in Yellowstone National Park, in which an ecosystem is devastated and then remarkably rehabilitated, provides crucial lessons about nature's intricate balancing act. In the 1800s, hunters were paid by the American government to eliminate threats to livestock on cattle ranches near Yellowstone National Park. They did such a good job that, by 1926, no gray wolf packs were left in the park. Over the following decades, virtually every other part of the park's ecosystem was affected by the loss of the wolves --- from the animals who were their prey, to the plants that were the food for that prey, to the streams that were sheltered by those plants --- and the landscape was in distress. So, starting in 1995, in an attempt to reverse course, the government reintroduced gray wolves to the park. Over time, animal populations stabilized, waterways were restored and a healthy ecosystem was recreated across the land. It's a striking transformation, and a fascinating tale of life's complicated interdependencies. Jude Isabella's thoroughly researched, expert-reviewed text and Kim Smith's beautiful nature art bring science to life in this captivating story of renewal. Readers will recognize just how complex an ecosystem is and learn about the surprising interconnectedness of its members. Biodiversity, ecosystems, the food chain, habitats, needs of living things and the importance of human stewardship of the environment are all covered through this real-life example, offering direct links to earth and life science curriculums. Food web infographics help reinforce the information. A glossary and index add to the book's usefulness.

Jude Isabella started writing kids' books when she was managing editor of YES Mag: Canada's Science Magazine for Kids. A resident of Victoria, British Columbia, Jude lives with her husband, a raccoon that refuses to be evicted from the bicycle shed and a small group of deer that graze in the garden each summer. When she's not writing or interviewing scientists, Jude is most likely to be found riding her pretty green bicycle.

Clear, comprehensive, and thoroughly accessible. - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Isabella and Smith offer young readers an opportunity to watch the effect on the environment of reintroducing the wolves and the vital and complex interconnections that make up ecosystems. - The Globe and Mail

Tailor-made for classroom units on biodiversity, and fun to explore as well. - Booklist

This fascinating story is sure to captivate young conservationists. - School Library Journal

... interesting and informative. - CM Magazine

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