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Gone is Gone
Wildlife Under Threat
By (author): Isabelle Groc Foreword by: Jane Goodall
9781459816855 Hardcover, Paper over boards, Printed dust jacket English Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from 4 - 7, Reading age from 9 - 12 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Endangered Sep 24, 2019
$24.95 CAD
Active 7.5 x 9 x 0.68 in | 680 gr 128 pages full color images FSC certified – mixed sources C013314 Orca Book Publishers
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection 2020, Commended
Act for the wild before it's too late!

Gone is Gone looks at why species become endangered, how scientists are learning about endangered wildlife, what people are doing to conserve species and ways young people can help.

The book is richly illustrated with unique photos that Isabelle has taken over many years of observing endangered species in the field alongside the people who work to conserve them. Throughout, the author shares enchanting encounters and personal field stories: watching narwhals socialize in the Canadian Arctic, getting close to a Laysan albatross raising chicks on a remote Hawaiian island, spotting a rhinoceros on safari and even swimming with sea lions in the Galápagos Islands.

Gone is Gone will inform, intrigue and inspire readers to take small steps toward big changes for endangered species around the world.

Isabelle Groc is a writer, wildlife photographer, filmmaker and speaker who focuses on environmental issues, wildlife natural history and conservation, endangered species and the changing relationships between people and their environments. Her stories and photographs have appeared in numerous publications, and her wildlife films have been shown in communities and festivals around the world. She lives in Vancouver.

Key Selling Points
The book brings awareness to the plight of endangered animals around the world, documenting conservation programs and inspiring young people to get involved in conservation.
This book is timely as it raises awareness of how many species are endangered globally.
Isabelle Groc is a photojournalist who brings a unique perspective to documenting the impacts of human activities on threatened species and habitats. She has traveled to remote places to raise the profile of many little-known, elusive, under-appreciated threatened species, aiming to inspire concern and action for their conservation.
Isabelle’s stories and photographs have appeared in National Geographic Magazine, BBC Wildlife, Canadian Wildlife, Scientific American, New Scientist and many other publications worldwide. She has also produced videos for National Geographic and written and co-directed several documentary films on British Columbia’s species at risk, profiling scientists in the field. She has upcoming books with Orca about keystone species and about conservation canines.
When it comes to extinction, size doesn’t matter, because everything is part of an ecosystem, and when something disappears it affects everything.
This book has a unique focus on the ecosystem, not just a single species.

Marketing and Promo Plans

Print and online advertising campaigns
Promotion at national and regional school, library and trade conferences
Extensive ARC distribution, including NetGalley
Blog post and social media promotion
Planned appearance at local writers festival
Postcard with other titles in new Orca Wild series
Outreach in Orca newsletter introducing new Orca Wild series

“Animals won’t survive unless people care. I wish this book was available when I started my career in wildlife conservation. It’s got all the information you need to understand the dangers animals face, and how people work to fix those problems so that wild animals can survive. Such people are called conservationists. After reading this excellent book that explains what animals need and what conservationists do, you just might decide to be a conservationist yourself. I hope so. Animals need you.” - Carl Safina, author of Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel

“You don’t need to be a child to read this fascinating, informative and personal book about the unique and beautiful wild creatures with whom we share the earth. I, a child no longer, have read it twice, following Isabelle as she traveled far and wide and sharing her joy, her sadness and her growing fears about the survival of so many irreplaceable species and the decimation of their wild homes. I share her belief in the animal as an individual. Everyone should read this book. And I mean everyone. If you have never thought or cared about the survival of wildlife, large and small, I believe you will care after you read this book. I beg you to care—before it is really too late.” - Virginia McKenna, co-founder, Born Free Foundation

“Notable...a solid and appealing addition to endangered species literature.” - Booklist

“[A] heartfelt testament to a lifetime of concern for the natural world.” - Kirkus Reviews

“A valuable introduction to the international study of endangered species.” - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“Informational, but still entertaining…Brief yet encompassing passages offer an in-depth understanding of each endangered animal...A refreshing look at endangered species. Especially recommended for secondary environmental science classrooms.” - School Library Journal

“The passion of this author for the subject emanates off every page… Recommended.” - School Library Connection

“Personal, beautifully designed to provide as much interest as possible, and hopeful to those willing to take a stand and make a difference in their own communities.” - Sal's Fiction Addiction

“In addition to the fabulous facts and writing are the colorful graphics…Text is conveyed in a manner that will not only inform, but excite and engage readers…This book is highly recommended as a must purchase for any middle school library.” - Must Read Literature: K thru YA

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