After a blissful babyhood being cared for by her loving mother, Pangolina ventures out alone into the forest to become an independent adult, helped along by wise, older animal companions, including a civet and a bat. But one day cruel hunters trap Pangolina, putting her into a cage along with her friends, and bring them to a market to be sold as wild game.
Pangolina is especially vulnerable, since her scales are prized by humans who believe they have curative powers. To the rescue comes a small girl who knows that pangolins are friendly fellow creatures who have feelings too, and who convinces her mother to buy Pangolina and set her free.
This book is suitable for children between 4 and 8 years of age.
Jane Goodall’s many followers and all animal-loving children and adult picture book fans will be riveted by this suspenseful and heartwarming fictional story set in China and including an authoritative informational page about pangolins and suggestions for how to help fight animal trafficking.
Jane Goodall is a primatologist most known for her long-term study of wild chimpanzees in Tanzania. Started in 1960, Goodall’s Gombe chimp observation, is the world’s longest running continuous wildlife research project. Through her Jane Goodall Institute, she has become equally well known as a conservationist and a champion of human rights. Recipient of a World Wildlife Award for Conservation, the J.Paul Getty Wildlife Conservation Prize, the ASPCA’s Award for Human excellence, Disney Animal Kingdom Eco Hero Award, International Peace Award, Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest, International Fund for Animal Welfare Lifetime Achievement Award, among many others, Jane Goodall is the author of a dozen children’s books, including minedition’s Doctor White, The Wagle & the Wren, Rickie and Henri, The Chimpanzee Children of Gombe, With Love and A Prayer for World Peace. The Jane Goodall Institute is a global community conservation organization that advances the vision and work of Dr. Goodall, inspiring people to conserve the natural world we all share. “She blazed the trail. The next steps are up to us.”
Daishu Ma is a Chinese picture book author and illustrator working in London. Her graphic novels and illustrated stories have been translated into several languages, and she has collaborated with writers to create original stories from China. Daishu is passionate about science and the environment, and has been working on nonfiction projects that help bring science to a wider public.