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The hyena scientist / text by Sy Montgomery ; photographs by Nic Bishop.

Montgomery, Sy, (author.). Bishop, Nic, 1955- (photographer.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Mooresville PL - Mooresville J 599.743 MON (Text) 37323005396794 NEW-BKS Available -
Peabody PL - Columbia City J 599.74 MONTGOMERY (Text) 30403002305290 Childrens - Non-Fiction Available -
Whiting Public Library +599.74 M767 (Text) 51735011887204 Children's department In process -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780544635111
  • ISBN: 0544635116
  • Physical Description: 71 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 x 29 cm.
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 69) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"Ernest Hemingway once claimed the hyena is a 'sad yowler, camp-follower, stinking, foul, with jaws that crack the bones the lion leaves, belly dragging, loping away on the brown plain...' Many years later, in the movie The Lion King, Whoopie Goldberg famously voiced the skulking, sulking, hysterically giggling hyena that further cemented the general distaste toward these seemingly cowardly scavengers. But don't let hyenas' bad reputation fool you. As a scientist studying one of the only mammalian societies led entirely by females, zoologist Kay Holekamp has made it her life's work to understand these fascinating, complex creatures that are playful, social, and highly intelligent - almost nothing like the mangy monsters of pop culture lore...The Hyena Scientist sets the record straight about one of history's most hated and misunderstood mammals, while featuring the groundbreaking, pioneering research of a female scientist in a predominately male field."--page 2 of cover.
Target Audience Note:
Age 10-12.
Grade 4 to 6.
Subject: Hyenas > Research > Juvenile literature.
Mammalogists > Juvenile literature.

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