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    The Search for Olinguito
    Discovering a New Species
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    ©2017
    ISBN-13: 978-1-5124-1015-0
    AR Quiz #: 186920
    AR Points: 1.00
    ATOS Level: 5.80
    Guided Reading: U
    Lexile Level: 910
    SRC Reading Level: 6.3
    Pages: 40
    Trim Size: 9 x 9
    Dewey: 599.76/3
    Reading Grade Level: 5
    Interest Grade Level: 3-6
    Ages: 8-12
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    DESCRIPTION Sandra Markle
    In the dark, Kristofer Helgen and a group of scientists peered up into the treetops of the Ecuadorian cloud forest. Staring back at them was a furry, four-legged creature. Could it be the mysterious, wild olinguito?

    Helgen had been studying the olingo, a relative of raccoons, for years. As he examined their pelts and skulls in museums, he noticed differences in a few. Through scientific investigating, he realized the different examples weren't olingos at all—he had discovered a completely new species.

    Next, he just had to find it—if it still existed. Follow Helgen's real-life science adventure through museums, laboratories, and the cloud forest as he makes an exciting modern discovery.


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    Book Features
    Author Biography, Author's Note, Free Online Content, Full-Color Photographs, Further Reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Table of Contents, Websites
    About the Author
    Sandra Markle is the author of numerous award-winning books for children. A former elementary science teacher, she is a nationally-known science education consultant.

    Markle has received many honors for her series Animal Predators, Animal Scavengers, and Animal Prey. Several titles have been named as National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)/Children’s Book Council (CBC) Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, and Animal Predators was honored as a Top 10 Youth Nonfiction Series by Booklist.

    Markle is also the author of the Insect World series and several single titles. Her book Rescues! was named a Best Book by the Society of School Librarians International and a Recommended Title of Outstanding Nonfiction by the National Council of Teachers of English’s (NCTE) Orbis Pictus Award committee; Animal Heroes was named a 2008 Lasting Connections title by Book Links.

    Markle lives in Lakewood Ranch, Florida with her husband, photographer Skip Jeffery.
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    Awards for this Title
    Junior Library Guild Selection
    Starred Reviews
    School Library Journal
    "This quick but wondrous look at the scientific search for the olinguito is an excellent addition to science collections."—starred, School Library Journal
    Kirkus Reviews
    "In this latest title, science educator Markle provides a stellar description of a long-term scientific investigation . . . . A compelling account of the solution of a scientific mystery."—starred, Kirkus Reviews
    Other Reviews
    The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
    "Helgen's identification of a topic for study and the years-long trajectory of his research are laid out in economical, orderly chapters, supplemented with large photos and and maps that are nicely adapted to science-classroom use."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
    Booklist
    "This unique approach to animal study gives readers insight into a less commonly discussed area of scientific research, while simultaneously illuminating an elusive, 'new' animal."—Booklist