The Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea

The Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea

by Sy Montgomery

It looks like a bear, but isnt one.

Meet the amazing Matschies tree kangaroo, who makes its home in the ancient trees of Papua New Guineas cloud forest.

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Travel with the scientists as they trek deep into the New Guinea wilderness to locate the elusive Matschie's tree kangaroo. Children's Literature To read about scientists tracking tree kangaroos in the cloud forest is an exciting journey as written by Sy Montgomery and accompanied by Nic Bishop's photographs. The expedition's goal is to find, capture, study, and release tree kangaroos. Cloud forests are amazing, whether reading about them or traveling to Papua New Guinea. Here, they document their participation in an expedition to the rugged and remote cloud forest of Papua New Guinea in search of the elusive and fascinating Matschie's tree kangaroo. Biologist Lisa Dabek heads a team of scientists from around the world who work with local guides to locate the creatures and fit them with radio collars to learn more about them. Kirkus Reviews The writer and photographer of this exemplary description of science field work accompanied researcher Lisa Dabek on an expedition high in New Guinea's mountains to study tree kangaroos and promote the conservation of this elusive and endangered species. With early references to Dr. Seuss and hobbits, Montgomery connects the world of the young reader to this beautiful, distant place. One unfortunately flipped picture notwithstanding, Bishop's photographs, shots of the expedition members, striking close-ups of flora and fauna including the sought-for kangaroo and lush, green cloud forest scenes, are beautifully reproduced.

The book itself is beautifully made, with large, full color photos and suggestions to find more information about tree kangaroos.

Quest for the Tree Kangaroo; An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea, by Sy Montgomery was an interesting book to read. This book is an informational text about a conservation team's expedition to the cloud forests in New Guinea in search of tree kangaroos.

This book also has other interesting facts about animals in the cloud forest.

This book tells the story of a group of scientists, artists, and more who traveled through the jungles of Papua New Gyinea in search of this rare animal.

Sy Montgomery creates a Sibert Award-winning book that provides readers with information about the animal while supported with visuals from the research of the species. The book is a resource for teachers to use in assisting the students understanding of the steps that consist in researching a topic.

This book taught me a lot about tree kangaroos and how conservationists help and track them. Reading this book will help us understand more about the magnificent world we live in and the variety of creatures that inhabit it.

Read: if you want to learn more about New Guinea or tree kangaroos.

I think it would be a good book to introduce to the students and allow them to research more about the animal, and giving them a chance to create a presentation for the class.

The book also contains suggestions for concerned children who are interested in conservation and wildlife, as well as a list of websites that they can visit to learn more about the tree kangaroo research project, encouraging them to apply what they have read about to their own lives and to become active in making a difference.