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Saving Sorya : Chang and the sun bear

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Winner of the 2023 Yoto Carnegie Medal for Illustration. Written by wildlife activist and scientist Trang Nguyen – who was featured as one of the environmental heroes in episode eight of the BBC’s Planet Earth III – 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 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 graphic-novel style illustrations by award-winning manga artist Jeet Zdung, Chang’s daring story is for any young reader, animal lover, and intrepid explorer who’s ready for adventure!'A beautiful, moving and uplifting tale of perseverance and overcoming challenge, and how small steps can make a big difference.' - BookTrust'I cannot praise this book enough.' – Mat Tobin'The epitome of wild and free.' - Kirkus Reviews, starred review'Stirring and gorgeously rendered, this eco-conscious tale is a superb purchase for all libraries.' - School Library Journal, starred review

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Macmillan Children's Books
0753448343 / 9780753448342
Paperback / softback
United Kingdom
Graphic novels
112 pages : chiefly illustrations (colour)
19 x 26 cm
Quiz No: 374421, Points 0.50, Book Level 3.60,
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More
Reprint. "Based on a true adventure"--Front cover. Originally published: 2021.