by Kate Messner, author of Tracking Tortoises: The Mission to Save a Galápagos Giant
Ask anyone who loves the natural world about places they’d love to visit, and chances are, the Galápagos Islands will be near the top of the list. Growing up in a small town in Western New York, I’d read about the unique wildlife endemic to the islands and the work scientists were doing there. It felt worlds away from the apple orchards and white-tailed deer of my own backyard, and I imagined how amazing it would be to visit one day, to see those amazing animals and learn more about the islands they call home.
Today we explore Narrative Nonfiction with Kate Messner, author of Tracking Pythons: The Quest to Catch an Invasive Predator and Save an Ecosystem. This engaging middle-grade nonfiction takes a deep dive into the science of pythons and their role as invasive predators. Keep reading to learn more about how Kate began her adventure in the Florida wetlands, and about Narrative Nonfiction and the 5 Kinds of Nonfiction.
by Carol Hinz, Editorial Director of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books
If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen me mention my 6-year-old son’s obsession with Kate Messner’s new book Tracking Pythons: The Quest to Capture an Invasive Predator and Save an Ecosystem. Read More