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Salvatore and the Goats of Mount Etna

Salvatore and the Goats of Mount Etna

Regular price $23.95 CAD

  • ISBN: 9781771649285
  • Tags: All Books, Children's Books,
  • Dimensions: 11 x 9
  • Published On: 11/05/2024
  • 40 Pages

Based on a true story, this thrilling picture book for kids 4-8 captures the incredible science of animal senses, and the surprising ways they can help us.

The first book in an educational and fun series about the “sixth sense” of animals!

It’s Salvatore’s first time herding the goats in his home, located at the foot of the still very active volcano, Mount Etna. With instructions from his papa that he must not let the goats boss him around, Salvatore is determined to do a good job and make sure they follow his command.

But today something seems wrong. The goats become restless, and run away, which they have never done before. Do the goats sense something that Salvatore doesn’t? As he soon discovers, their special “sixth sense” may just save the day.

Salvatore and the Goats of Mount Etna features:

  • Incredible science about animals’ “sixth sense,” including how they can detect natural disasters before they happen, such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and tsunamis.
  • Backmatter on ICARUS, the project currently studying animal senses, and its incredibly discoveries about animal behavior.
This awe-inspiring picture book will inspire readers to think differently about animal intelligence, and better trust the animals in their own lives.

Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Institute

Uschi Müller is the coordinator of the ICARUS project (International Cooperation for Animal Research Using Space). Salvatore and the Goats of Mount Etna is her debut children’s book. She lives in Konstanz, Germany.

Brittany Lane is a wildlife biologist turned freelance illustrator and fine artist. After working as a wildlife biologist for a decade and working with a diverse range of incredible creatures, she turned to illustration to share her passion for nature and wildlife with others. She lives in Stouffville, Ontario.