Saving Sorya: Chang and the Sun Bear


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NOMINATED FOR THE 2023 YOTO CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR ILLUSTRATIONWritten by scientist and environmental activist Trang Nguyen, Saving Sorya: Chang and the Sun Bear is an inspirational graphic-novel adventure, based on a true story about a young conservationist who overcomes the odds to save a sun bear.When Chang discovers a bear farm near her home in Vietnam, she decides to do everything she can to save wild animals – by becoming a conservationist! After teaching herself survival skills and learning all she can about the rainforest, Chang is finally accepted as a rescue centre volunteer. But her toughest challenge yet comes when she makes a vow to return Sorya – the sun bear she raised from infancy – back to the wild. Because despite being a different species, Sorya is Chang’s best friend. And letting a friend go is never easy, even when it’s the right thing to do.With breathtaking graphic-novel style illustrations by award-winning manga artist Jeet Zdung, Chang’s daring story is for any young reader, animal lover, and intrepid explorer who’s ready for adventure!AWARDS AND REVIEWS:–Nominated for the 2023 Yoto Carnegie Medal for Illustration– “A beautiful, moving and uplifting tale of perseverance and overcoming challenge, and how small steps can make a big difference.” – BookTrust– “I cannot praise this book enough.” Mat Tobin– “The epitome of wild and free.” – Kirkus Reviews, starred review– “Stirring and gorgeously rendered, this eco-conscious tale is a superb purchase for all libraries.” – School Library Journal, starred review]]>