Tales of the Urban Wild: A Puma's Journey
Rich, wide-ranging reading for budding naturalists." - Kirkus
For two young mountain lions born in central California, where cityscape meets wilderness, life isn't easy. Soon after their mother leaves them to fend for themselves, a dominant male puma attacks, sending them running. The brother who dashes across a treacherous highway is hit by a truck and killed. The brother who hides up a tree survives. And so the journey begins.
Tales of the Urban Wild: A Puma's Journey follows the lone brother, who local scientists tag as C-8, as he navigates what humans have done to the landscape.
Drawing from meticulous research, conservation scientist Tiffany Yap weaves together many diverse animal and human stories, celebrating the beauty and wonder of ecology, interconnectivity, and representation. With artist Meital Smith's spectacular illustrations in the rich gold and earth tones of central California, this debut graphic novel inspires and teaches us what it means to share and protect this earth together.
From conservation scientist Tiffany Yap and artist Meital Smith comes a debut graphic novel sharing the intriguing story of a young puma in central California facing habitat loss, poison, dangerous roads, conflict with farm animals, and wildfire. Unique and multidimensional in its scope, Tales of the Urban Wild: A Puma's Journey has much to inspire and teach us of a future of resilience, coexistence, and hope.
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