Gone is Gone

  • Foreword by: Jane Goodall
  • Pages:128
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Wild
  • Themes:Endangered species, mass extinction, ecosystems, habitat loss, protection
  • Available:09/24/2019
  • Age Groups:Nonfiction Ages 9-12
  • Lexile:1130L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:W
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Why do species become endangered? How are scientists learning about endangered wildlife? What are people doing to conserve species and how can young people help?

This book is richly illustrated with unique photos that Isabelle has taken over many years of observing endangered species in the field alongside the people who work to conserve them. Throughout, the author shares enchanting encounters and personal field stories: watching narwhals socialize in the Canadian Arctic, getting close to a Laysan albatross raising chicks on a remote Hawaiian island, spotting a rhinoceros on safari and even swimming with sea lions in the Galápagos Islands.

Gone is Gone will inform, intrigue and inspire readers to take small steps toward big changes for endangered species around the world.

“Animals won’t survive unless people care. I wish this book was available when I started my career in wildlife conservation. It’s got all the information you need to understand the dangers animals face, and how people work to fix those problems so that wild animals can survive. Such people are called conservationists. After reading this excellent book that explains what animals need and what conservationists do, you just might decide to be a conservationist yourself. I hope so. Animals need you.”
“You don’t need to be a child to read this fascinating, informative and personal book about the unique and beautiful wild creatures with whom we share the earth. I, a child no longer, have read it twice, following Isabelle as she traveled far and wide and sharing her joy, her sadness and her growing fears about the survival of so many irreplaceable species and the decimation of their wild homes. I share her belief in the animal as an individual. Everyone should read this book. And I mean everyone. If you have never thought or cared about the survival of wildlife, large and small, I believe you will care after you read this book. I beg you to care—before it is really too late.”
– Virginia McKenna, co-founder, Born Free Foundation
“Notable...a solid and appealing addition to endangered species literature.”
– Booklist
“[A] heartfelt testament to a lifetime of concern for the natural world.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“A valuable introduction to the international study of endangered species.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“Informational, but still entertaining…Brief yet encompassing passages offer an in-depth understanding of each endangered animal...A refreshing look at endangered species. Especially recommended for secondary environmental science classrooms.”
– School Library Journal
“The passion of this author for the subject emanates off every page… Recommended.”
– School Library Connection
“Personal, beautifully designed to provide as much interest as possible, and hopeful to those willing to take a stand and make a difference in their own communities.”
– Sal's Fiction Addiction
“In addition to the fabulous facts and writing are the colorful graphics…Text is conveyed in a manner that will not only inform, but excite and engage readers…This book is highly recommended as a must purchase for any middle school library.”
– Must Read Literature: K thru YA
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection   | 2020  |  Commended
Forest of Reading Light Reads Great Stories   | 2021  |  Commended
Forest of Reading Yellow Cedar Award   | 2021  |  Short-listed