Stories Aloud
Publication date: 05 Sep 2019
ISBN: 9781788005098
Size: 260 x 300 mm
Length: 112 pages

WildLives: 50 Extraordinary Animals that Made History

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True tales of wild and wonderful lives to be treasured forever!

In this fascinating and touching book, children can learn about 50 courageous creatures from around the world and throughout history.

This fully illustrated collection gathers heart-warming, surprising and often emotionally powerful stories of bravery, discovery and friendship. Featuring a range of animals – from heroes, helpers and adventurers to achievers and many more – young readers will discover some of the most famous and unforgettable animals of all time. Compelling and visually arresting in equal measure, this is the perfect introduction to just some of the amazing animals whose wild lives have made history.

<List of animals featured: Cher Ami, Simon, Wojtek, Moko, Ning Nong, Sergeant Stubby, Binti Jua, Trakr, Duffy, Lin Wang, Laika, Lobo, Zarafa, Montauciel, Huberta, Balto, Emily, William Windsor, Clara, Jumbo, Lonesome George, Clever Hans, Elsa, Streetcat Bob, Smokey, Machli, Knut, Christian, Endal, Sam, Dolly, David Greybeard, Alex, Koko, Pickles, Roy & Silo, Ozy, Nim Chimpsky, Winter, Congo, Greyfriars Bobby, Keiko, Winnipeg, Kamunyak, Hoover, Seabiscuit, Pale Male, Titus, Hachiko, Sudan

Related teaching resource pack available on the Nosy Crow website.

Other titles in the series include: HerStory and YouthQuake

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“This beautiful book, filled with illustrations and original photos, tells the stories of 50 animal heroes, each of whom was extraordinary in their own way.”

– National Geographic Kids

“Fifty extraordinary animals that made history, in a collection that reveals heartwarming and “emotionally powerful” stories of bravery, discovery and friendship.”

– Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

“Plenty of illustrations and some photos accompany these incredible stories. It is a lovely book to learn from and share. Plenty of illustrations and some photos accompany these incredible stories. It is a lovely book to learn from and share.”

– Children’s Books Ireland, Recommended Reads 2019-2020

“Full of quotes about the animals and period references, Ben Lewill lays out these stories with enough simplicity and wonder to inspire kids to consider the richness of animals and why we should treat them with respect and care.”

WildLives is the perfect introduction to just some of the amazing animals whose wild lives have made history.”

– Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Evening Post 

“The range of animals whose stories form part of this collection is quite incredible, reminding the reader of just how extraordinary animals can be.”

“Engrossing and enlightening Ben Lerwill’s first book for children will delight animal lovers of all ages.”

Red Reading Hub (blog)

“From the two male penguins who hatched an egg to Elsa the lioness who changed the way we think about conservation, the stories in this book prove just how much we can learn by looking at other animals.”

Book Murmuration (blog)

“Beautifully presented, bright and colourful illustrations alongside photographs, bring the wild lives springing to life.”

“I’m fascinated by animals and this book brings together brave, loyal and clever animals from all over the world. Some are well-known (to adults at least) like Elsa the lion and Dolly the cloned sheep. Others are less so, like Ozy the octopus who proved how smart the sea creatures are.”

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