Little Lost Bat by Sandra Markle

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A baby Mexican free-tailed bat clings to the ceiling of a crowded noisy cave, waiting for his mother to return from her daily hunting trip. After three days of searching and waiting, he is rescued by a bat that is in a strangely similar circumstance. A surprising story of adoption in the animal kingdom based on current research.
 

About Sandra Markle

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Today, I feel as intrigued by science and the whole world of exploration it presents as I did in the fifth grade." Sandra Markle is the author of more than 200 nonfiction books on science topics for children and her books have won over 30 awards, including the national Science Teacher Association and Children's Book Council's list of Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children, the International Reading Association's Young Adults Choice Award, the Society of School Librarians International Book Award for Language Arts K-6, the Parent's Guide to Children's Media Nonfiction Award, The Bank Street College of Education's Best Children's Books of the Year Award, and Nick Jr. magazine's Best Books of the Year Award. Markle has been named Georgia Author of the Year five times and was honored as one of 1999's Women of the Year by Women in Technology International for her contributions to science and technology. In addition to her books, Sandra Markle has developed science specials for CNN and PBS. She is also noted for developing two widely acclaimed Internet-based programs for the National Science Foundation: On-Line Expedition: Antarctica, one of the first online educational programs, and Kit & Kaboodle, an Internet-based science education program that has been used by thousands of schools in all fifty states plus eleven countries. Sandra Markle lives in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.Find out more about Sandra Markle at Wikipedia. Alan Marks began his career illustrating for magazines and newspapers in England. His first children's book Storm, written by Kevin Crossley Holland, won the Carnegie Medal. Alan now illustrates a wide variety of subjects, from nursery rhymes to war poetry. His recent publications include Planet Zoo, The Spirit of the Forest, and It's Bedtime. Alan lives in an old house in the Kent countryside with his wife and two daughters.
 
Published February 1, 2009 by Charlesbridge. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Markle successfully presents the astonishing world of Bracken Cave, the largest nursing colony of Mexican free-tailed bats.

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As the owner of AdoptShoppe, I get the chance to read and review many children's books about adoption, but Little Lost Bat is a truly unique contribution to the genre.

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