Saving Sorya – Chang and the Sun Bear (Hardback)
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Saving Sorya – Chang and the Sun Bear (Hardback)

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Hardback 120 Pages
Published: 30/09/2021
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A vibrantly illustrated, uplifting tale of overcoming obstacles, this powerful graphic novel follows Chang – a rescue volunteer – and the titular sun bear she has raised, as the time comes for the latter to be released back into the wild.

Shortlisted for The Yoto Carnegie Medal for Illustration 2023

Written 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!

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780753446591
Number of pages: 120
Weight: 816 g
Dimensions: 220 x 307 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A beautiful, moving and uplifting tale of perseverance and overcoming challenge, and how small steps can make a big difference. - BookTrust

What an accomplishment. I cannot praise this book enough. Jeet Zdung's illustrations are incredible. Get this book. - Mathew Tobin, Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University and Blogger

Zdung’s use of watercolors in his frankly gorgeous illustrations enhances the rainforest setting, and the portrayals of its animal inhabitants are the epitome of wild and free. - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Nguyen’s heartfelt tale is perfect for animal-loving fans of Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan and Rosanne Parry’s A Wolf Called Wander... Stirring and gorgeously rendered, this eco-conscious tale is a superb purchase for all libraries. - School Library Journal, starred review

Winner of the 2023 Yoto Carnegie Medal for Illustration, this poignant story, stunningly illustrated by Jeet Zdung, portrays the life of rescued sun bear Sorya and her rescuer, Chang. Set in a Vietnamese rainforest, it’s inspired by author Trang Nguyen’s real-life work as a conservationist.The highly original, mixed-form approach to storytelling includes some wordless pages and Stem facts, all within an accessible graphic-novel format, offering broad appeal that makes it a terrific addition to KS2 reading corners. - Fabia Turner, Inclusive Books for Children, TES

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