Buzzeo’s text is . . . enthusiastic and will hold strong readers’ interest, especially alongside Berry’s vibrant art. The illustrations make use of African motifs—rendered in bold reds, yellows, and greens—and capture the joys and sorrows of Moss’ work with the African elephants.” ~ Booklist

“[Buzzeo] introduces a real-life elephant scientist who has combined her passion for studying these big animals with activism around the world for a big cause: banning the sale of ivory.” ~ Kirkus

“Drives home the message about taking on important, difficult tasks and causes.” ~ Publishers Weekly

“This well-executed narrative biography will pique the curiosity of animal lovers and young scientists alike.” ~ School Library Journal

Awards & Honors:

  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • 2016 NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book
  • 2017-2018 Delaware Diamonds, Grade 3-5 Nominee

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