Description or summary of the book: In 1934, Ruth Harkness had never seen a panda bear. Not many people in the world had. But soon the young Mrs. Harkness would inherit an expedition from her explorer husband: the hunt for a panda. She knew that bringing back a panda would be hard. Impossible, even. But she intended to try. So she went to China, where she found a guide, built traps, gathered supplies, and had explorers' clothes made-unheard of for a woman in those days. Then she set out up the Yangtze River and into the wilderness. What she discovered would awe America: an adorable baby panda she named Su Lin, which means 'a little bit of something very cute.' With breathtaking illustrations from Caldecott Honor artist Melissa Sweet, this little-known true story shares the tale of an adventurous woman who was bold and brave-and the unforgettable journey that helped shape American attitudes toward wildlife.
Estimated reading time (average reader): 1H42M
Other categories, genre or collection: People & Places, Natural History Books for Children, Non-Fiction, Nonfiction History Books for Kids, Wildlife, History Books for Kids, Society & Social Issues
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