Search Results: "Sy Montgomery"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

"The are electrifying, if fleeting encounters: with a baby dolphin turning its pink belly to the surface, or a pair of dolphins swimming by while (for all intents and purposes) holding hands."
Montgomery's (Spell of the Tiger, 1994) at times piquant voyage of wonder to commune with the pink dolphin of the Amazon is marred by writing so unfiltered and moony it makes your teeth ache. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"A well written, admiring and thought-provoking portrait. (foreword by Grandin, index, facts about autism and factory farming) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
The biography of an exceptional woman who, remarkably, made use of her condition to discover her calling and changed her own and many animals' lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 23, 1995

"Montgomery has found an alluring subject that, like the tigers, eludes her searching gaze."
From the vast mangrove swamp of Sundarbans on the Bay of Bengal, a tantalizing glimpse of the shifting boundary between nature and myth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"Science in the field at its best. (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
An international team of scientists with varied focuses work together on a remote South Pacific island to study octopus behaviors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAN-EATING TIGERS OF SUNDARBANS by Sy Montgomery
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"An appealing science adventure. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
The author of The Snake Scientist (not reviewed) takes the reader along on another adventure, this time to the Bay of Bengal, between India and Bangladesh to the Sundarbans Tiger Preserve in search of man-eating tigers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMAZON ADVENTURE by Sy Montgomery
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"An adventure that might help protect an ecosystem. (map, selected bibliography, Web resources, acknowledgements, index) (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
Experienced nature chroniclers visit a tiny Amazon town that celebrates its tropical fish trade. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHASING CHEETAHS by Sy Montgomery
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Another winning combination of elegant design, thoughtful organization and fascinating information. (bibliography, resources, index) (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
A trusted pair of wildlife observers introduce Namibian cheetahs and a woman who has taken on the responsibility for saving them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"Wonderful. (Scientists in the Field Series) (map, fundraising plug, acknowledgments, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
Under the careful supervision of forest rangers and volunteers on an island off the New Zealand coast, the nearly extinct, flightless Kakapo parrot is the object of an intensive rescue effort described by this experienced writer-photographer team. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 2, 2006

"From the maps in front to the concluding suggestions for young enthusiasts, information about the language, and index, this is another commendable title from an experienced team. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
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. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TAPIR SCIENTIST by Sy Montgomery
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 23, 2013

"A splendid addition to an exemplary series. (bibliography, websites, index) (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
The writer-and-photographer team who introduced readers to flightless parrots, snow leopards, tree kangaroos and the Goliath bird-eating tarantula turn their attention to the elusive lowland tapir. Read full book review >

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THE TARANTULA SCIENTIST by Sy Montgomery
ANIMALS
Released: March 23, 2004

"It's enough to make Miss Muffet fall in love. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
Sam Marshall loved animals, but disliked school—until a college research project on tarantulas made him realize that science is a process, not a set of answers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT WHITE SHARK SCIENTIST by Sy Montgomery
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"This appreciative introduction to a much-maligned species will thrill readers while it encourages them to see great white sharks in a new way. (maps, bibliography, Web resources, acknowledgments, index) (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
"They're laid back. They're calm. They're beautiful." Read full book review >