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eBook Mrs. Harkness and the Panda epub

by Alicia Potter

eBook Mrs. Harkness and the Panda epub
  • ISBN: 0375944486
  • Author: Alicia Potter
  • Genre: Children
  • Subcategory: Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (March 13, 2012)
  • ePUB size: 1324 kb
  • FB2 size 1210 kb
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Alicia Potter's introduction to Ruth McCombs Harkness, who brought the first panda to America, is. .This is a beautifully written and illustrated picture book

Alicia Potter's introduction to Ruth McCombs Harkness, who brought the first panda to America, is supplemented by the bright colorful illustrations of Melissa Sweet. But upon reading the book, I couldn't ignore the feeling that the author, illustrator and publisher all missed wonderful opportunities to really educate children with this book. This is a beautifully written and illustrated picture book. It reveals the true story behind America’s first panda and the woman who brought the panda to us. In the early 1930’s hardly anyone had ever seen a panda and some people didn’t believe they actually existed.

ALICIA POTTER is also the author of Fritz Danced the Fandango, which won an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold . I thought it was Rebecca Harkness who started the Harkness Ballet and brought the Panda into her room at the Caryle. One person found this helpful.

ALICIA POTTER is also the author of Fritz Danced the Fandango, which won an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award. MELISSA SWEET is the Caldecott Honor artist of A River of Words by Jen Bryant, The Boy Who Drew Birds by Jacqueline Davies, and The Sleepy Little Alphabet by Judy Sierra, amongst many others.

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Alicia Potter, Melissa Sweet. In 1934, Ruth Harkness had never seen a panda bear. She knew that bringing back a panda would be hard. But she intended to try. So she went to China, where she found a guide, built traps, gathered supplies, and had explorers' clothes made-unheard of for a woman in those days. Then she set out up the Yangtze River and into the wilderness. What she discovered would awe America: an adorable baby panda.

by Alicia Potter & illustrated by Melissa Sweet. An unlikely American explorer brings the first panda to the West.

Then a book like Mrs. Harkness and the Panda arrives at your door and you happily learn there are many more stories to tell. Ruth Harkness never expected to venture very far away from her comfortable home. But then her husband died and she felt a need to carry on his work, to find and bring a panda home to America.

About the Author: Alicia Potter, an avid traveler and animal lover, found inspiration to tell this story in the .

About the Author: Alicia Potter, an avid traveler and animal lover, found inspiration to tell this story in the magnitude of Ruth Harkness s independence, mission, and legacy.

Lynn: Pandas are so familiar to us today that it is hard to realize that in 1934 hardly anyone in the West had ever seen on. In 1934 William Harkness set off to China – planning to bring the first live Panda to the US.

Lynn: Pandas are so familiar to us today that it is hard to realize that in 1934 hardly anyone in the West had ever seen one. We wait in long queues to see them in zoos, watch them on live cams and the World Wildlife Federation has adopted its image as their symbol. His wife, Ruth, longed to go with him, but in 1934 women were considered too delicate for such adventures. Then came the sad news.

Alicia Potter recounts the fascinating story of how pandas were introduced to the West thanks to one woman’s .

Alicia Potter recounts the fascinating story of how pandas were introduced to the West thanks to one woman’s determination in a picture-book history richly illustrated by Melissa Sweet with a blend of full-page illustrations and scrapbook-style detail art. An essential author’s note discusses the ethics of Mrs Harkness’s actions in light of changing attitudes about conservation and zoos since that time. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2013. 8 Total Resources 1 Awards View Text Complexity Submit Text Complexity.

The book liked more than the previous. This is a very predictable author. When you get a book for free, you can read it. The intrigue is present, the unbundling is clear. Like · 21 Reply · 12 hours ago. MARTHA. Like · 12 Reply · 15 hours ago. SETH. An interesting book that says more than you can fit. Like · 20 Reply · 18 hours ago. ELEANOR. Like · 22 Reply · 20 hours ago. CHARLIE.

In 1934, Ruth Harkness had never seen a panda bear.  Not many people in the world had.But soon the young Mrs. Harkness would inherit an expedition from her explorer husband: the hunt for a panda.  She knew that bringing back a panda would be hard. Impossible, even.  But she intended to try.So she went to China, where she found a guide, built traps, gathered supplies, and had explorers' clothes made—unheard of for a woman in those days.  Then she set out up the Yangtze River and into the wilderness.  What she discovered would awe America: an adorable baby panda she named Su Lin, which means "a little bit of something very cute."With breathtaking illustrations from Caldecott Honor artist Melissa Sweet, this little-known true story shares the tale of an adventurous woman who was bold and brave—and the unforgettable journey that helped shape American attitudes toward wildlife.
Comments: (7)
Kabandis
this is a fantastic book - so many levels of discussion - from the story of a bold woman, to animal conservency, to travel preparation, to the beautiful artistic styles of the book! i cherish this book, have read it aloud in my kids school classes, and read it with my students in my reading specialist practice - they all love it.
Oghmaghma
We sent our Great-Grandson, Nicholas, this book, a family related story that he will remember and pass on to others to keep Ruth Harkness's memory alive... her legacy of fighting to save the giant Panda. Ruth was my Dad's cousin and her story told to us by him was one I will never forget. Today, we all have her to thank for allowing us all to know and love the Panda she fought to save in honor of her husband Bill.
Thank you for making her story into one that children will understand and love.
Hadadel
Beautiful art work about a great story. Lovely children's book
Tantil
My 6 year old daughter LOVES pandas. She heard about this book in school and we ordered it. Such a cute story and a history lesson too. My daugher loved the real photographs in the back.
Funny duck
Granddtr used this as a class presentation--she is 7--and of course, loves pandas, so she related to the theme. I liked it for her because the "heroine" was a woman overcoming obstacles--she learned about the history of the era and enjoyed sharing it with her classmates.
Sirara
Mrs Harkness is our hero!
Ice_One_Guys
So happy I found this for my daughter!
I thought it was Rebecca Harkness who started the Harkness Ballet and brought the Panda into her room at the Caryle.
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