The Late, Great Endlings: Stories of the Last Survivors


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$21.95  $20.41
Orca Book Publishers
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9.4 X 12.9 X 0.4 inches | 1.19 pounds

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About the Author

Aimée van Drimmelen is an artist, designer and musician based on the W̱SÁNEĆ Traditional Territories (Thetis Island, British Columbia). Her illustrations have been featured in a variety of publications, including The Walrus, Reader's Digest and POETRY Magazine, and she was the artist in residence at the Royal BC Museum for two years. Drawing inspiration from the natural world and ecosystems, Aimée collects plant materials from around her region to make inks.


"Lovely...A short, beautifully illustrated text with high-level vocabulary; a solid addition to libraries needing more books discussing extinction and its cost."-- "School Library Journal"
"This collection of endlings may inspire curious readers to further consider the threats of habitat loss, hunting, poisoning and invasive species competition that can lead to species extinction. Recommended."-- "CM: Canadian Review of Materials"
★"This beautiful dedication to these special animals brings the reality and the irreversible finality of extinction to the forefront and calls on readers to act now, before so many other animals become endlings. Highly recommended for all collections."-- "Booklist, starred review"
"A thoughtful picture book that should give us all pause as we ponder the interconnectedness of life on Earth."-- "Quill & Quire"
"Invites young readers to intimately access the stories of eight animals whose species no longer exist...Executes beautifully painted natural ink artwork for all of the animals, rendering them extremely lifelike."-- "Children's Literature"
"Will inspire children to learn and develop a deep love for the fauna around them."-- "Canadian Children's Book News"