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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Review: The Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea (Scientists in the Field)

User Review  - Marissa Gruber - Goodreads

The pictures really drive the story as they help the reader to be able to experience the journey first hand. The story is also impeccably written, using some scientific terms, but in a language most ... Read full review

Review: The Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea (Scientists in the Field)

User Review  - Hayle Lincoln - Goodreads

This book is breath taking! I absolutely LOVED this book! The story was incredible, as it tells how this team of people traveled to Papua New Guinea and went into the forest, and saw one incredible ... Read full review

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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 was born on February 7, 1958 in Frankfurt, Germany. She is a 1979 graduate of Syracuse University, a triple major with dual degrees in Magazine Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and in French Language and Literature and in Psychology from the College of Arts and Sciences. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Keene State College in 2004, and an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Franklin Pierce University and also from Southern New Hampshire University in 2011. Montgomery is a naturalist. She is an author, and scriptwriter. Her most popular book, The Good Good Pig, is a memoir of her life with her pig, Christopher Hogwood. The book became listed on the New York Times bestseller list in 2015. Her other notable titles include Journey of the Pink Dolphins, Spell of the Tiger, and Search for the Golden Moon Bear.

Nic Bishop, who holds a doctorate in the biological sciences, is the photographer of many acclaimed books for children. He lives in Auckland, New Zealand.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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