This is the story of the famous Lonesome George, a giant tortoise who was the last of his species, lived to be one hundred years old, and became known as the rarest creature in the world. His story gives us a glimpse of the amazing creatures inhabiting the ever-fascinating Galápagos Islands.
Renowned naturalist and bestselling author of the Newbery Medal-winning Julie of the Wolves and the critically acclaimed Everglades Jean Craighead George once again introduces children to the wonders of the natural world in this incredible evolution story set in the Galápagos Islands. The back matter features key terms, a timeline, and further resources for research.
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Wendell Minor the award winning author-illustrator of over sixty children’s books, two of which were New York Times best sellers. He is the current Artist Laureate of the Norman Rockwell Museum. Wendell lives with his wife and collaborator Florence, and their cat Cinder in rural Connecticut.View Illustrator