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- DescriptionThis warm and inspirational photographic picture book for children of ages 4 to 8 is a compelling and uplifting true story, with a sweet message about growing up in an adopted family, which draws attention to an important and threatened wild animal. Saving Yasha tells the true story of Yasha, a moon bear, in Russia's Far East, growing up with his human adopted parents. One morning when Yasha was a baby, he woke up and his mother was gone - he was w an orphan. Luckily, he was found by two scientists, whose project was taking care of orphaned moon bear cubs. While Yasha is tine, his new parents feed him milk from a bottle. As he grows older, he learns to forage for herbs, leaves and berries, climb trees, play with other cubs, and escape from danger. By his second autumn, Yasha is big and strong, and has learned everything he needs to kw. Soon he will find a den in a hollow tree to use for his long winter's nap. And in the spring, he'll be ready to live life on his own.
- Author BiographyLIA KVATUM loves to tell stories. She thinks a good story is not only entertaining, but is the way to inspire people to do good things. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband Kevin and baby girl Violet. This is her first book for National Geographic. LIYA POKROVSKAYA was born in Moscow, Russia, and from childhood dreamed of working to save endangered animals around the world. In 2008, she graduated from Moscow State University as a specialist in vertebrate zoology. Her areas of interest are behavioral ecology, behavioral development, large carnivores, and social relations in animals. During her studies she has been on scientific expeditions to the White Sea, the Commander Islands, and Antarctica. She lived in the Russian Far East studying moon bears for almost two years. She has been named a National Geographic Young Explorer for 2009.
- Author(s)Lia Kvatum
- PublisherNational Geographic Kids
- Date of Publication10/08/2012
- SubjectChildren's General Non-Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintNational Geographic Kids
- Content Note40 Colour Photos
- Weight390 g
- Width241 mm
- Height241 mm
- Spine12 mm
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