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The Elephant Scientist

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Is this book about a real woman in STEAM?

In the sprawling African scrubdesert of Etosha National Park, they call her "the mother of allelephants." Camouflaged and peering through binoculars, CaitlinO'Connell--the American scientist who traveled to Namibia to study Africanelephants in their natural habitat--could not believe what she was seeing. Asthe mighty matriarch scanned the horizon, the other elephants followed suit,stopping midstride and standing as still as statues. The observation would beone of many to guide O'Connell to a groundbreaking discovery.

- 2012 Robert F.Sibert Informational Honor Book
- 2012 Boston Globe-Horn Book Nonfiction Honor Book
- ALA Notable Children's Book
- NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science TradeBook - 2012

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Caitlin O'Connell, Donna M. Jackson


Timothy Rodwell


Houghton Mifflin Books for Children

Recommended Ages:

9+ years

Caitlin O'Connell-Rodwell

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Girls Love STEAM Review:

Additional Reader & Professional Reviews:

"This amazing presentation is a must-have for all collections."
-- School Library Journal, starred review

"This intriguing volume from the Scientists in the Field series will interest readers."
-- Booklist

"The many color photographs, predominantly from the Namibian field sites, capture the majestic elder elephants, their always-appealing offspring, and the dusty, rugged landscapes in which the scientists and research assistants camp and work."
-- The Horn Book

"The Elephant Scientist, with its clear writing, concise explanation of complex concepts, and exceptional photography, is a first-rate addition to the series."
-- New York Journal of Books

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