Unstoppable: True Stories of Amazing Bionic Animals

Nancy Furstinger (Author)


Praised as "inspiring and heartwarming," these amazing animals making their way around the world with the help of prosthetics, braces, orthotics, and wheelchairs will wow science enthusiasts and animal lovers alike.

These unstoppable animals refuse to let their circumstances keep them down. Follow thirteen animals of different species and situations as they learn to navigate the world through prosthetic science. Readers will meet the caretakers, prosthetists, vets, and loving families who help to make recovery possible. Furstinger offers a glimpse into the cutting-edge technologies, such as 3D printing and brain-controlled prosthetics, that are helping to improve the lives of animals and humans alike. From adorable animals to extraordinary science, this book has it all.

Product Details

$7.99  $7.35
Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date
June 30, 2020
7.0 X 0.4 X 9.0 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Nancy Furstinger has been speaking up for animals since she learned to talk--and she hasn't shut up yet. She is the author of more than one hundred books, including Mercy: The Incredible Story of Henry Bergh, Founder of the ASPCA and Friend to Animals. Nancy was inspired to write Unstoppable in part by her own two differently abled rabbits.


"There's no way a book this adorable will stay on the shelves, which is fitting considering it's about animals on the move--disabled animals to be exact...Numerous STEM connections, from the prosthetics' designs, the shared advances between veterinary and human medicine, and a page devoted to low-tech solutions, such as PVC-pipe walkers and a skateboard-scooting tortoise. Inspiring and heartwarming." --Booklist

"This book is sure to appeal to animal lovers and future veterinarians. A must-have for nonfiction shelves." -School Library Journal

"...Entertaining and enlightening to read." -Kirkus