Abayomi, the Brazilian Puma by Darcy Pattison
The True Story of an Orphaned Cub

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ABAYOMI, THE BRAZILIAN PUMA: The True Story of an Orphaned Cub by Darcy Pattison, illustrated by Kitty Harvill ***NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book 2015***

When a mother puma, an attempt to steal a chicken, she is caught in a trap and dies. The search is on for orphaned cubs. Will the scientists be able to find the cubs before their time runs out?

In this “Biography in Text and Art,” Harvill takes original photos as references to create accurate wildlife illustrations. These aren’t generic cats, but one particular individual in detail. Pattison’s careful research, vetted by scientists in the field, brings to life this this true story of an infant cub that must face a complicated world alone—and find a way to survive.

Cutting Edge Environmental Science

Today, scientists are working to create corridors, places for wildlife to safely travel from one wild place to another. The survival of this puma may depend on how fast scientists can develop corridors in the midst of a heavily populated area. This story shows the results of spreading population and loss of habitat on wild animals.

OTHER BOOKS BY PATTISON/HARVILL Wisdom, the Midway Albatross: Surviving the Japanese Tsunami and Other Disasters for Over 60 Years Starred Publisher's Weekly Review “. . .Pattison writes crisply and evocatively. . .” “Harvill contributes carefully detailed and naturalistic illustrations. . .”

About Darcy Pattison

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Translated into eight languages, children's book author Darcy Pattison writes picture books, middle grade novels, and children's nonfiction. Previous titles include The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman (Harcourt), Searching for Oliver K. Woodman (Harcourt), The Wayfinder (Greenwillow), 19 Girls and Me (Philomel), Prairie Storms (Sylvan Dell), Desert Baths (Desert Baths), and Wisdom, the Midway Albatross (Mims House.) Her work has been recognized by **starred reviews** in Kirkus, BCCB, and PW. Desert Baths was named a 2013 Outstanding Science Trade Book and the Library Media Connection, Editor's Choice. She is a member of the Society of Children's Bookwriters and Illustrators and the Author's Guild. For more information, see darcypattison.com. Illustrators and the Author's Guild. For more information, see darcypattison.com. www.facebook.com/KittyHarvillKitty Harvill specializes in wildlife art, especially endangered species, and works in watercolor, pastel, oil and cut paper. She has a dual residency in Arkansas/U.S. and Brazil and is actively involved with the conservation efforts in southern Brazil. Recent titles include Wisdom, the Midway Albatross (Mims House), Up, Up, Up! It's Apple-Picking Time (Holiday House) and Vida Livre (published in Brazil). Born in Clarksville, Tennessee, Harvill holds degrees in painting and illustration.
Published January 14, 2014 by Mims House.
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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