A tale of travel and adventure combining endangered animals, exotic locations, cool facts, and an element of techie science fiction
Engineering boy genius Wheaton and his nature-loving cousin Stowe set out on their first mission for ResQ, their organization to save endangered animals. Accompanied by their wildlife photographer grandmother, the two kids set off for Borneo in a private space shuttle to find a lost orangutan baby. By boat and helicopter, with the help of their new friend Rafi, they venture into the rainforest—but peat bogs and poachers are not so easy to overcome.
RESQ: SAVING ONE ANIMAL AT A TIME
160 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25
FORMATS: TRADE PAPER
TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (US $13.95) (CA $18.95)
PUBLICATION DATE: SEPTEMBER 2019
A plant biologist who studied the effects of air pollution on plant growth, Eva Pell went on to become Senior Vice President for Research at Penn State University and Undersecretary for Science at the Smithsonian. ResQ and the Baby Orangutan, her first book for children, is also the first in a projected series of techie animal rescue adventures. Mattias Lanas is a freelance science illustrator and artist who grew up in Chile and graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Earth Systems. Currently, he is working on botanical illustrations out of his studio in Bogotá, Colombia.