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Safari in South Africa

Adventures of Riley Children’s Book Series

Written by Amanda Lumry and Laura Hurwitz

Illustrated by Sarah McIntyre

Published by Scholastic

Scholastic Reading Counts/Accelerated Reader Title

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• Book Design

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Young Riley can’t wait to go on a South African safari with Cousin Alice, Aunt Martha, and Uncle Max. Their assignment is to study predator and prey relationships while tracking baby wild animals. This leads to risky, up close encounters with cheetahs, lions, elephants, wild dogs, baboons, giraffes, and a rare black rhino recently wounded by a poacher’s bullet! A children’s book series unlike any other, the award-winning Adventures of Riley titles feature non-stop action, wild and weird animal facts, real-life scientists, and stunning visuals that blend vibrant character art with spectacular panoramic photographs.

“Combining adventure and science, this picture book uses a fictional framework to bring children important facts about animal conservation…there is a thrilling sense of being there, with the animals sometimes too close for comfort.” – Booklist

“Loaded with fascinating facts, fun illustrations, awesome photographs, and a great story, this clever, well-executed book makes globe-trotting and learning both easy and fun.” – Kendal Rautzhan, Nationally Syndicated Columnist and Lecturer on Children’s Literature