About the Author
As the author of 100 Best Books for Children, 500 Great Books for Teens, and Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children's Book, ANITA SILVEY has devoted 40 years to promoting books that will turn the young -- and families -- into readers. Her most recent books are Untamed: The Wild Life of Jane Goodall and Let Your Voice Be Heard: The Life and Times of Pete Seeger. She has appeared frequently on NPR, The Today Show, 60 Minutes, and various radio programs to talk about the best books for young people. In a unique career in the children's book field, Silvey has divided her time equally between publishing, evaluating children's books, and writing. Her lifelong conviction that "only the very best of anything can be good enough for the young" forms the cornerstone of her work. Formerly publisher of children's books for Houghton Mifflin Company and editor in chief of The Horn Book magazine, she currently teaches modern book publishing, children's book publishing, and children's book author studies at several colleges.
"In telling her remarkable journey, Silvey doesn't gloss over their hardships as she explores the critical determination of Galdikas to study and protect orangutans. Beautiful photographs, inviting format, notes, and an index make this a great addition for any animal collection." — Booklist
"VERDICT This detailed book is great for students who are studying animal conservation or want to learn about similar primatologists and anthropologists like Jane Goodall." — School Library Journal