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Saving Sorya: Chang and the Sun Bear

by Nguyen Thi Thu Trang and Trang Nguyen

Illustrated by Jeet Zdung

Hardback $34.99

$34.99

Saving Sorya: Chang and the Sun Bear

by Nguyen Thi Thu Trang and Trang Nguyen

Illustrated by Jeet Zdung

Hardback $34.99

$34.99

$34.99

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 endlessly curious 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 illustrations and STEM facts galore, Chang’s daring story is for any young reader, animal lover, and intrepid explorer who’s ready for adventure!

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9780753446591
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pub Date: 29/12/2021
  • Category: Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning / Conservation of wildlife & habitats
    Junior Fiction / Junior
  • Imprint: Kingfisher
  • Pages: 120
  • Price: $34.99

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 endlessly curious 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 illustrations and STEM facts galore, Chang’s daring story is for any young reader, animal lover, and intrepid explorer who’s ready for adventure!

Author Information

Trang Nguyen is a Vietnamese wildlife conservationist, environmental activist and writer, known for tackling the illegal wildlife trade in Africa and Asia. She graduated with her PhD in Biodiversity Management at the University of Kent, England. In 2018, Trang was featured in the documentary film Stroop: Journey into the Rhino Horn War alongside Jane Goodall. Trang is the founder and executive director of WildAct, an NGO that monitors the illegal wildlife trade markets and provides conservation education programmes for Vietnamese youth.

Jeet Zdung is an illustrator who fuses traditional Vietnamese art with manga, using pencils, watercolours, ink and other digital means to create works of beauty and innovation. He has won several awards, including a Silent Manga Audition Excellence Award for his manga Stand Up and Fly. Saving Sorya: Chang and the Sun Bear is his first children's book published in the UK. He lives in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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