Margaret Hamilton AM said in her review,” This book is a journal of the author’s adventures in the wild, illustrated with three hundred superb photographs. Many of her encounters with wild animals are a little too close for comfort, but very exciting, and she has miraculously avoided serious injury. She writes in an immediate and very readable style, which highlights her profound respect for the animals. Reading her adventures is compulsive and awe-inspiring and highly recommended for children and adults alike.
Jan came face-to-face with a mountain gorilla and the experience changed her life when her guide said there were fewer than 600 mountain gorillas left in the world. She decided to create books for children so they could learn about endangered animals. The series of 12 True to Life books followed.
She had to learn to be a wildlife photographer to tell the animal’s story and went back to Africa to learn in the wild. She had to conquer many fears travelling alone and living in a tiny tent.
Jan is based in Sydney, Australia. She is a popular speaker at festivals in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, and festivals and schools throughout Australia. Her presentations are exciting with videos she has taken of animals in the wild from the True to Life Books.
See all of Jan’s books and find out how to contact her for talks on www.truetolifebooks.com.au
ISBN: 9780980872729FORMAT: Paperback
EXTENT: 104 pages
PUBLISHER: True to Life books
PUB DATE: September 2013
CATEGORY: Non fiction
AUDIENCE: Teen – young adult
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