for In Search of Lemurs by Joyce A. Powzyk
No one knows exactly how lemurs got to Madagascar over 40 million years ago but today the world's fourth largest island is home to the greatest number of lemur species. Biologist Joyce Powzyk spent several months in the rain forest, observing different species of lemurs in the wild, and painting what she saw. To create this book for young readers, she combined descriptions of her day-to-day life in the wild with her exquisite watercolor paintings. Throughout, she provides us with a science context, information about each of the species she sees, a pronunciation guide, and a sense of what the life of a working scientist is like. (Ages 8-12)
CCBC Choices 1998. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1998. Used with permission.
An experienced naturalist offers a personal account, including colorful illustrations based on field drawings, of her research in Madagascar studying lemurs, the fascinating, strange, and utterly beguiling ancestors of primates, and other unusual creatures, including mongooses and civits.
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