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Going Wild
Helping Nature Thrive in Cities
By (author): Michelle Mulder
9781459812871 Hardcover, Paper over boards, Printed dust jacket English Juvenile: Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from 4 - 7, Reading age from 9 - 12 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection Mar 20, 2018
$19.95 CAD
Active 8 x 9.5 x 0.44 in | 460 gr 48 pages full color images FSC certified – mixed sources C016245 Orca Book Publishers
 
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens starred selection 2018, Commended Green Earth Book Award 2019, Long-listed
Let's make room in our cities for wilderness.

Going wild. We don't see it as a good thing. And why would we? For most of our time on earth, humanity has been running from lions and other wilderness dangers. We've worked hard to make our local landscapes as safe and convenient as possible. Sometimes that's meant paving over areas that might burst into weeds. Other times, we've dammed rivers for electricity or irrigation. But now pollution, climate change and disruptions to the water cycle are affecting the world in ways we never anticipated. What if the new key to making our lives safer (and even healthier) is to allow the wilderness back into our cities?

Michelle Mulder is the founding author of and has written six other titles in the Footprints series—Pedal It!, Brilliant!, Every Last Drop, Trash Talk, Pocket Change and Going Wild. Michelle has also written the novels The Vegetable Museum, Not a Chance, Out of the Box, After Peaches and several other books for young people. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia. For more information, visit michellemulder.com.

More information available at www.orcafootprints.com

"[Readers] will certainly get her message: we all need a stronger connection to the natural world. [Mulder] encourages young people to get outside and get their hands dirty (it's healthful!) and to get involved in citizen-science efforts. Her text is made more accessible with clear subheadings, italicized words (defined in a glossary), and plentiful photographs from around the world which include a variety of ages and races. Sidebars offer interesting 'Wild Facts' and 'Making Tracks,' examples from her own life. Recommended for settings where others in the series have been useful." - Kirkus Reviews

"Mulder approaches her topic with enthusiasm…Readers intrigued by the idea of greener cities will find plenty of encouragement here, along with examples from around the world. One or two attractive color photos appear on every page. A short, persuasive introduction to the rewilding movement." - Booklist

"Young readers will have no trouble finding references they can relate to throughout this book as they examine their own urban lifestyles for the vital connections with nature that are emphasized here…Going Wild could be well used to stimulate discussion on the topic. Highly Recommended." - CM Magazine

"This book is highly recommended for both public and school libraries. The book offers great ideas for classroom field trips and nature projects. It offers ideas for individual projects as well. It is no small feat to combine descriptions of widespread environmental degradation with examples of hope and positive change but this is indeed what Michelle Mulder has done in Going Wild." - Resource Links

"Perfect for inspiring readers to explore the natural world while also encouraging discussion about the environmental changes caused by humans." - School Library Journal

"Provides useful, informative text accompanied by clear and appealing photographs…Conversational writing makes the information provided accessible to the target audience and relevant to those wanting to make the world a better place." - Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

Also Available

Pocket Change Michelle Mulder 9781459809666 $19.95 CAD Sep 13, 2016
Trash Talk Michelle Mulder 9781459806924 $19.95 CAD Apr 01, 2015
Every Last Drop Michelle Mulder 9781459802230 $19.95 CAD Apr 01, 2014

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