Amazing Animal Adventures on Islands
Brian Keating continues to inspire children and adults alike in his exciting Going Wild series, which is perfect for reluctant readers. The fifth book in the series places readers squarely in Keating’s shoes as he explores some of the most remote islands on Earth and finds out about the amazing adaptations that animals, fish, and birds have made to survive island environments.
In Amazing Animal Adventures on Islands, natural surprises abound as Keating:
- Tries to keep his hiking boots out of a kaka’s beak on the slopes of a New Zealand mountain
- Travels deep into the forests of Sarawak, Malaysia, on Borneo to find the elusive orangutan
- Sleeps on the forest floor of Haida Gwaii to see ancient murrelets call their chicks out to the ocean
- Sails to the Galapagos Islands in Charles Darwin’s footsteps, into the land of vampire finches and giant tortoises
- Lives every birdwatcher’s dream in Papua New Guinea, dancing with birds of paradise
- Dives into the waters of Lake Malawi and swims with the amazing cichlid fish that keep their babies in their mouths
- Leaps from tree to tree with the indri lemur of Madagascar
“As the zoo’s head of education for 15 years, Keating didn’t just want people to learn more about nature, he wanted them to fall in love with it . . . ‘We need someone like Brian, someone who tells us what is going on out there in the wild places of the world. '”
— Reader’s Digest
"If you haven't read the other books in this series, I hope that this one will encourage you to look for them and observe what Brian Keating does to bring animal life in various parts of the world up close and personal for his young readers. He has such enthusiasm for this work, and play! A little encouragement is often all that is needed to get kids active and involved in protecting wildlife. Brian Keating is a mentor to them with his passion for life in the wild, his unique way of sharing his adventures and his full-color, vivid photographs of island life. "
-- The Brandon Sun
"This husband and wife team's outstanding skills in photography are a key feature of the series. Close-ups and action shots are the norm to show the excitement and drama of their discoveries. The books are well designed to highlight the visual material, and in general, photos are well matched to the text. . . The comprehensive listing of conservation organizations to contact for more information is a worthwhile addition to these books. Readers inspired by the fascinating glimpses of the natural world that Keating has shared will have no trouble learning more . .. or finding that elusive honeycreeper or hornbill photo. "
-- CM Magazine
"The (Going Wild) books are well written, engaging, informative and fun, and include a glossary and index. Colourfully illustrated with photographs, maps and graphics, the layout is eye catching and enticing. "
-- The Telegram (St. John's)