Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 79 pages
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It looks like a bear, but isn’t one. It climbs trees as easily as a monkey— but isn’t a monkey, either. It has a belly pocket like a kangaroo, but what’s a kangaroo doing up a tree? Meet the amazing Matschie’s tree kangaroo, who makes its home in the ancient trees of Papua New Guinea’s cloud forest. And meet the amazing scientists who track these elusive animals.   This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 4-5, Informational Texts)
  

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This book has incredible photographs. - LibraryThing
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This story could prompt a lesson on Papua New Guinea and the interesting creatures found there. Perhaps each student can choose an animal to research and present their information to the class. Read full review

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This story is about a researcher named Lisa Debeck who researches tree kangaroos. This story explains the life of these animals and her experience through her life and where she has been to research ... Read full review

Contents

A BIG STUFFED ANIMAL ON A STONE AGE
7
THE ADVENTURE BEGINS
14
AN AMAZING ISLAND
22
MARSUPIAL MANIA
23
PARTNERS IN CONSERVATION
25
THE HIKE TO HEAVEN
33
WELCOME TO THE CLOUD FOREST
37
CAPTURE
42
MAN NA MERI
55
THE CRUCIAL TEST
65
CONSERVATION AT HOME AND AROUND THE WORLD
73
LISAS ADVICE FOR KIDS
74
TREE KANGAROOS NEAR YOU
76
LETS TOK PIS1N
77
TENK YU TRU
78
INDEX
79

FANTASTIC CLOUD FORESTS
45
LIFE IN THE BUSH
47

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About the author (2006)

Sy Montgomery is an author,nbsp;naturalist, newspaper columnist,nbsp;scriptwriter, and radio commentator who writes award-winning books for children as well as adults. She lives in Hancock, New Hampshire.nbsp;Visit her website at symontgomery.com. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Synbsp;Montgomery and photographer Nic Bishop won thenbsp;Sibert Medal in 2011nbsp;for their collaborative work on Kakapo Rescue:nbsp;Saving the World's Strangest Parrot ,nbsp;another Scientist in the Field title.nbsp;nbsp;

Nic Bishop, who holds a doctorate in the biological sciences, is the photographer of many acclaimed books for children. He lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan.Visit his websitenbsp;at: www.nicbishop.com nbsp; Nic Bishop and author Synbsp;Montgomerynbsp;won thenbsp;Sibert Medal in 2011 for their collaborative work on Kakapo Rescue:nbsp;Saving the World's Strangest Parrot ,nbsp;another Scientist in the Field title.nbsp;nbsp;

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