WILDLIFE SPECIAL AGENT by Edward R. Ricciuti

WILDLIFE SPECIAL AGENT

Age Range: 8 - 10

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Ricciuti (see review, above) turns in an entry in the Risky Business series that is subtitled ``Protecting Endangered Species,'' about Richard Moulton, a man on the brink of arresting a criminal who is selling animal skins, horns, and tusks. It is all a part of his job as Special Agent for the Division of Law Enforcement of the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Full-color photographs--with a grainy, snapshot quality and lacking any drama--show Moulton dressed in camouflage, pretending to be a hunter, and on the phone, ostensibly setting up a deal with poachers. It may be Moulton's mild-mannered quotes and looks--a middle-aged man with a Captain Kangaroo moustache, striped dress shirt, and tie--or it may be that the author cannot pump sufficient drama into the subject, but readers may not fully understand the risks in this business. They also may not comprehend how seizing the snow leopard pelts in the US affects those engaged in illegal hunting abroad--the economic and other deterrents are never explained. (further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1996
ISBN: 1-56711-160-2
Page count: 32pp
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 1996




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