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Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea
Contributor(s): Bishop, Nic (Photographer), Montgomery, Sy (Author)

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ISBN: 0618496416     ISBN-13: 9780618496419
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
OUR PRICE: $16.14  

Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: October 2006

Annotation: Readers meet the elusive Matschie's tree kangaroo, who makes its home in the ancient trees of Papua New Guinea's cloud forest. Full-color photos.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals - Mammals
Dewey: 599.22
LCCN: 2005034849
Age Level: 10-12
Grade Level: 5-7
Lexile Measure: 830(Not Available)
Guided Reading: U (Grade 5)
Series: Scientists in the Field (Hardcover)
Physical Information: 0.6" H x 11.2" W x 9.1" (1.35 lbs) 79 pages
Features: Dust Cover, Ikids, Illustrated, Index, Maps, Price on Product, Price on Product - Canadian
Awards: Young Hoosier Book Award, Nominee, Intermediate, 2010
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award, Honor Book, Children's Book, 2007
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, Recommended, Ten to Fourteen, 2007
Beehive Awards, Nominee, Informational, 2009
Orbis Pictus Award, Winner, Children's Nonfiction, 2007
Review Citations: Kirkus Review - Children 10/01/2006 pg. 1020
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 11/01/2006 pg. 138 - Recommended
School Library Journal 12/01/2006 pg. 166
People Weekly 12/11/2006 pg. 56
Booklist 12/01/2006 pg. 58
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2007 pg. 85
Booklist Ed Choice Youth 01/01/2007 pg. 14
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2007 pg. 144 - Superior,Well Above Average
SLJ's Best Books 12/01/2006 pg. 40
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 109814
Reading Level: 5.3   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 2.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
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.

Contributor Bio(s): Montgomery, Sy: - In addition to researching films, articles, and over twenty books, National Book Award finalist Sy Montgomery has been honored with a Sibert Medal, two Science Book and Film Prizes from the National Association for the Advancement of Science, three honorary degrees, and many other awards. She lives in Hancock, New Hampshire, with her husband, Howard Mansfield, and their border collie, Thurber.
Website: symontgomery.com
Twitter: @SyTheAuthor.Bishop, Nic: - 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 website at: nicbishop.com
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